Shrimp Cheese Ball

Shrimp Cheese Ball Recipe

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Julie Loveridge


This is a favorite recipe for Christmas gatherings at our home.

★★★★★ 1 vote
40 Min


2 pkg
(8 oz size) cream cheese, room temperature
1 jar(s)
(5 oz) kraft old english cheese
2 tsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
onion salt
1 tsp
garlic salt
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1 can(s)
shrimp, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp
salad dressing (miracle whip type)
walnuts and/or pecans - chopped


1 tsp
chives, dried
1 tsp
pimento, chopped

How to Make Shrimp Cheese Ball


  • 1Mix all ingredients EXCEPT the nuts in a large mixing bowl. Refrigerate until it is cold enough to mold into a ball and hold its shape.
  • 2Divide into two large cheese balls or four smaller sized balls. Roll in chopped nuts until completely coated. (I am a nut fan, so I like to make sure there is a very heavy layer of nuts on each ball.)
  • 3Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated. Serve with a variety of snack crackers.
  • 4Note: I use salad-size frozen shrimp, thawed, rinsed, and cut into smaller pieces, for a less fishy flavor. It does not have as long a shelf life, but I think the flavor exchange is worth it.

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About Shrimp Cheese Ball

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Hashtags: #dips, #Cheeseball, #cracker