Cheesy Cheese Ball Recipe

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Cheesy Cheese Ball

pamela griffin


This recipe came from a very good friend, Louise, that I worked with in 1980. Our family loves it. Anytime we get together they look for this to be served. My nephew, who is a senior in high school this year, learned how to make it so he could have some of it without it being a holiday. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family has!

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30 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 pkg
8-oz. cream cheese, softened
1 jar(s)
kraft pimento cheese spread
2 Tbsp
blue cheese salad dressing
1/2 tsp
garlic salt
1/2 tsp
onion salt
1/2 tsp
celery salt
2 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1/4 c
finely chopped pecans
1 dash(es)
texas pete hot sauce (optional)
1 dash(es)
chili powder
1 c
chopped pecans for rolling cheese ball in
1/4 c
finely chopped dried cranberries (optional)


1In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese until fluffy.
2In a small bowl, combine the blue cheese dressing, pimento cheese spread, onion salt, celery salt, garlic salt, parsley, chili powder and hot sauce(if desired).
3Blend this mixture into the cream cheese thoroughly.
4Add the pecans and cranberries (if desired)and mix well. It is best to not use the mixer for this step.
5Scrape the bowl and form the mixture into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours.
6Roll the ball in chopped pecans and place in center of large platter. Serve with a mixture of crackers and/or vegetables.

About this Recipe

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