Scroll to see more photos
Confession: I was totally against these easy cheese ball recipes. I’d say, ‘What’s the big deal? It’s just cheese balls.’ Then I relaxed and realized…It’s cheese balls! There is so much to love about cheese balls! Now, I’m happy to put together at least one easy cheese ball for every party I host. I usually follow a simple formula: cream cheese + other cheeses + stuff (usually herbs, nuts, chopped fruits or veggies) – it all comes together in less than five minutes. (I told you it was easy.)
From time to time, I venture into a world sweet Cheese balls, which are basically unbaked cheesecakes that you can stud with equally incredible things like chocolate and peanut butter. It’s more dessert than an appetizer, but no one will complain if you put a chocolate cheese ball on your pre-dinner spread. I mean, it’s a file cheese balls– And cute, at that. You pretty much can’t go wrong.
If you’re hosting a holiday party this year, I urge you to put the pretense aside and add an easy cheese ball to your menu.
where do I start? Browse 13 easy recipes for cheese balls below — which, for the record, veer into salty foods And the Sweet Zone – Find out which one best suits your needs. There are plenty of crowd-pleasing mixes to choose from (nuts! No nuts!) – and no one will judge you if you choose to thrill more than one.
1. Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls
This Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball has just enough kick to keep everyone coming back for more.
2. Cranberry and Orange Cheese Balls
Want to add a little sweetness to your entrees? An orange cheese ball filled with fruit is all you need.
3. Snickers cheese balls
Well, then this Snickers cheese ball is a total dessert. There’s no reason not to add it to your list, though.
4. Aromatic cheese ball
The Pioneer Woman knows a thing or two about delicious, stress-free entertainment. The almond-studded cheese ball is super cute, but still easy to throw together.
5. Antipasto Cheese Ball
You can’t get much more of a theme than an antipasto cheese ball filled with herbs and studded in the shape of a Christmas tree.
6. Pistachio and Goat Cheese Ball
If you’re looking for something a little more elegant, this is a refreshing goat cheese ball studded with colorful pistachios.
7. French onion balls and bacon
The secret to the French onion cheese ball? Delicious crunchy fried onions.
8. Sundried Tomato Cheese Balls
You get a dose of umami in a sun-dried tomato cheese ball. The pine nuts add a nice crunch, too.
9. Pomegranate Cheese Balls
Brighten your lip with a sweet and savory pomegranate cheese ball.
10. Dill balls, cheese and green onions
Sneak into some greens with a green onion dill cheese ball.
11. Mini Cheese Balls
If slathering your cheese balls on a cookie is too much (no judgment, the holidays are stressful!), opt for these mini cheese balls instead, which come ready to use on pretzel sticks.
12. Pecan Crunchy Cheese Ball
Enjoy the celebration with this crunchy cheese ball. (get it?)
13. Reese’s Peanut Butter Balls, Biscuit Dough, and Cheese
Let’s end on a pretty note, shall we? The peanut butter cheese ball is perfect, and it comes topped with Reese’s bits.