Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

The first recipe I want to share with you this week is the no-fail Christmas Cheese Ball. Afterall, nothing says Christmas Party like a good old fashioned cheese ball! Originally, I made it on Saturday with the intention of planning ahead to serve on Sunday night with the girls from work. Since it made two cheese balls, I ended up serving one Saturday night with friends, wrapped the other one up in the fridge and served it Sunday night! How awesome is that?! So if you have back-to-back parties this year when you need to bring a dish, think of this one and your life will be so much easier!  Here it is.

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon diced pimientos
1 tablespoon diced green pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Chopped pecans, toasted
Assorted crackers

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Shape into two balls; roll in pecans. Cover and chill. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers. 
Yield: 2 cheese balls (1-1/2 cups each).

 Both crowds loved it and a handful of people are reminding me to pass along the recipe so they can use it for parties coming up! What is your favorite Christmas Recipe? I am a sucker for appetizers and sweets so that is usually what I offer to bring to a party. Snacking on this with a glass of wine in hand and you can call me a happy girl.

I am linking up to Schue Love where there are already lots of delicious recipes that I am drooling over. Check it out and have a wonderful Tuesday!! xoxo



Jamie said...

I have NEVER tried a cheese ball. I have never even seen a cheese ball. It sounds amazing though. I like all of the ingredients.

Amanda said...

You're making me hungry!

Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights said...

I had no idea cheese balls had so many ingredients! no wonder I love them so much (or maybe it's just the whole cheese part!).

Hope you have a great day! XOXO

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Cheeseballs are so yummy!! They remind me of my grandma's on Christmas Eve. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

henning love said...

ooh homemade cheese ball what a great recipe katie! man i am hungry now!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Yum! I love cheese apps!

natasha {schue love} said...

OK I LOVE cheeseballs! Our location hospital foundation makes these every year and they're so so good! I need to make this for our party this weekend! Thanks so much for linking up today Katie! :)

Hilliary Meisner said...

Perfect appetizer for a party! I am going to suggest this recipe to a friend for new years!

erica said...

This recipe is different from the normal cheese ball I usually make. I will definitely have to give this one a try! Love your blog and I am your newest follower! xo

Alexa said...

YUM! Anything cheese, sign me up! Ha.