pepperoni cheese ball

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Mary Lee

Another great cheese ball. Quick and easy to make and very tasty... just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

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We've never met a cheese ball recipe we didn't like and we absolutely loved this one. It's creamy with the spice from the pepperoni and saltiness of the cheddar cheese. Then there's a little tang from the pimentos. It's an awesome party appetizer. It would be perfect for football Sunday. Double the recipe and shape the cheese ball like a football. Your friends will give high fives.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 2 sleeves of crackers
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For pepperoni cheese ball

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz
    shredded cheddar cheese, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 4
    green onions, diced small
  • 2 oz
    diced pimentos
  • 1/2 lb
    pepperoni slices, cut up into very tiny pieces (reserve half the amount for garnish)

How To Make pepperoni cheese ball

  • Cheese ball ingredients in a bowl.
    In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except for 1/2 of the pepperoni pieces.
  • Forming cheese into a ball.
    When all ingredients are mixed well together, place on waxed paper and form ball.
  • Rolling cheese ball in extra pepperoni.
    Roll cheese ball in remaining pepperoni pieces.
  • Cheese ball covered in plastic wrap to chill.
    Wrap cheese in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Scooping the cheese ball with a pretzel.
    Set cheese ball out approximately 20 minutes before serving time. Serve with favorite crackers, melba toast, garlic chips... whichever you desire.