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pepperoni cheese ball

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Mary Lee

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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 ratings)
yield 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.