Easy & Delicious Cheese Ball

Amy Shannon


This cheese ball recipe name was originally "Red Cheese Ball". It's not really red so I took the liberty to rename it. I make it several times during the Thanksgiving through Christmas holidays. It always disappears quickly.

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approximately 24
1 Hr


2 pkg
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz
shredded cheddar cheese
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1/2 c
coarsely chopped black olives
10 Tbsp
finely chopped dried beef, divided
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
parsley - garnish as desired


1Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and cheddar cheese.
2Add the worcestershire sauce, olives, 4 tablespoons chopped dried beef, black pepper, onion, and garlic powders. Continue beating until well blended.
3Turn out on foil or waxed paper and refrigerate at least 24 hours. Remove from refrigerator & reshape if needed.
4Roll cheeseball in the remaining dried beef to coat completely. Wrap in foil or plastic & refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with assorted crackers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American