Blue Cheese and Chive Cheese Ball

Okemah Barton


I couldn't find a simple, tasty cheese ball recipe using basic things in my kitchen. I decided this year to make up my own recipe... this is the one I came up with. I know this would be good with bacon bits in it, as that goes so well with blue cheese, but I have a very severe allergy to any pork, so this is the vegetarian version I made up.

When I first gave it to my husband and his friend (one ball) I expected it to last an hour or so, before game time Super Bowl Sunday. It was GONE in less than ten minutes! I'd say this is approved; fighting them off of the others for the potluck!

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three balls


15 Min



16 oz
cream cheese, softened
5 oz
blue cheese crumbles
1/2 c
pizza mix shredded cheese
2 Tbsp
dried chives


walnuts, finely chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

in large bowl, place all cream cheese and let stand to room temp.
add all other ingredients. mix well. *i use a standard hand mixer for mine*
3 balls with spatula in bowl. transfer one ball at a time to chopped nuts.
softly press ball into nuts. form good shape this way, and make sure no air pockets are in the ball.
transfer ball to plate. cover and chill in refrigerator for four hours. serve with assorted crackers of your choice.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids