Holiday Cheese Ball

Holiday Cheese Ball Recipe

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Louise Herrod

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@gypsyweezy

I found this recipe many, many years ago in a Southern Living magazine and have used it every holiday season since. It's not just delicious, it looks like a holiday treat, too! Everyone loves this cheese ball!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Prep:
45 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 pkg
    3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    pimento stuffed olives, chopped finely
  • 3 Tbsp
    mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp
    celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion flakes, dehydrated
  • 1 dash(es)
    garlic salt
  • FOR DECORATING THE OUTSIDE OF THE CHEESE BALL

  • ·
    parsley, fresh, chopped
  • ·
    pimento stuffed olives, sliced
  • ·
    pecans, in pieces

How to Make Holiday Cheese Ball

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with hands.
  2. Shape into a large ball, or a few smaller balls.
  3. Place olive slices around the cheese ball and then roll the ball in pecan pieces and parsley. (The olive slices look like tiny wreaths all around the cheese ball, and the parsley gives it a nice, bright appearance). Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate. Let it warm to room temp before serving.
    Serve with assorted crackers (my favorite is sesame crackers). And I usually decorate the cheese platter with my recipe for Christmas Holly.

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About Holiday Cheese Ball

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #cheese




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