cheesy cheese ball

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By pamela griffin
from dallas, NC

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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serves 15-20
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cheesy cheese ball

  • 2 pkg
    8-oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar
    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
    texas pete hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 dash
    chili powder
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans for rolling cheese ball in
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped dried cranberries (optional)

How To Make cheesy cheese ball

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