Basic Cheese Ball Recipe

Basic Cheese Ball Recipe

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Ginia Riggs


My mother and I started doing this Cheese Ball many years ago and it has become a family MUST at all family gatherings...none is complete without the Cheese Ball. There are actually arguments over who gets leftovers...when there are any!

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15 Min


2 8 oz pkg
cream cheese
1 pkg
pressed sandwich ham (4 oz i think)
1/4 c
italian salad dressing
1 1/3 c
chopped pecans


1Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature before working with it. Chop pressed ham into fine pieces. In a medium to large bowl, mix the packages of cream cheese, chopped ham and Italian Salad Dressing. Mix well then form into a ball. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to chill just a little. Place chopped nuts in a plate and roll slightly chilled cheese ball in pecans, coating cheese ball evenly and well. Place back in refrigerator to chill completely.

About Basic Cheese Ball Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy