Easy Cheese Ball Recipe–Perfect for Holiday Parties!

One of my favorite things in life is SNACKS. Seriously, my husband teases me all the time about the fact that I practically eat all day long. I’m definitely a grazer and I love snacks of all kinds–sweet, salty, and anything in between. And today I’m so excited to share one of my favorite snacks of all time–CHEESE BALL! My mom has been making this since I was a little girl and it’s a family favorite. We all love it, so I thought it would be fun to share it with you guys. This is the perfect snack for game day or even a great appetizer for a holiday party. Plus the best part is it only takes five ingredients!

Five Ingredient Classic Cheese Ball

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 blocks of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheese
  • 1 tablespoons worchesterchire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (or a bit more if you like it more salty)

Mix everything together in a bowl. Sprinkle with paprika and serve with a variety of crackers and veggies! Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

I think it’s safe to say that cheeseball isn’t the most photogenic food, but you’ll just have to trust me when I saw this stuff is DELICIOUS. And the cool thing about this easy recipe is you can make it with ingredients that are probably already in your fridge! Also, if you’re feeling fancy, try mixing in bacon, peppers, or even pecans. You can add spruce it up with any add-on you like!

MORE RECIPES YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY:

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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26 Comments

  1. glenda lafont wrote:

    I will try this, Sarah, thank you.

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  2. Lorrie Sperling wrote:

    Sarah, I put a few drops of liquid smoke in mine and it’s wonderful. Have a very merry Christmas season! I so enjoy your blogs.

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh that’s a great idea!

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  3. Sheri Ghee wrote:

    Looks yummy definitely looks easy. Will try 😊thanks for sharing

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Sheri, hope you give it a try!

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
      • Brooke wrote:

        This sounds easy enough even for me to make! Instead of buying a cheeseball for Christmas I’m going to make this one. Can’t wait to try it!

        Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  4. Mirian Doak wrote:

    Thank you for sharing,have a blessed day!😊

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  5. Lin Anderson wrote:

    What is the amount of garlic salt? Your recipe says “1/2 garlic salt.” Is it 1/2 tsp? Thanks

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      yes!! sorry about that. It’s teaspoon!

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  6. Nikki wrote:

    Got it pinned! Going to add it to my Christmas menu this year. Thanks, Sarah!

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      yay!! Thanks for pinning it. Hope you love it!

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  7. TamaraR wrote:

    Cheeseballs are highly underrated and need to make a comeback!! We always had at least one at all our holiday and family gatherings. My mom rolled hers in chopped nuts & I thought they were the fanciest things ever. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ll definitely be giving it a try. Merry Christmas!

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yessss!! So true. They’re underrated! I love the idea of rolling it in chopped nuts. I’ll definitely have to try that!

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  8. Dawn wrote:

    Is it regular mayo or oliveoil mayo?

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      either one will work just fine!

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Susan Jeffries wrote:

      I love that this is so simple. Perfect. Just in time for our Christmas entertaining, or just getting together with family. So glad you put it in your blog for us all to share. Have a blessed Christmas in USA and greetings from Australia 🎅🎄

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  9. Valerie wrote:

    This looks so good! I’m excited to try this recipe for the Holidays!

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  10. Elizabeth allen wrote:

    I have gotta try this looks amazing 😋😍

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  11. pam wrote:

    Oh my that looks great!

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  12. Tiffany Bowler wrote:

    I can’t wait to try it, looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing, have a very merry Christmas and Happy new year.

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  13. Jaime Bachmann wrote:

    Thank you for sharing Sarah! I’m definitely making this for Christmas 🎄

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  14. Gail wrote:

    Sounds lovely Sarah. I’m going to have this ready for the family to try at our Christmas get together. Thank-you for sharing with all of us. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  15. KATHLEEN HONEYCUTT wrote:

    how would incorporate pineapple into this and how much? Can fresh pineapple work?

    Posted 12.6.19 Reply
  16. Cynde wrote:

    Sounds good!!! I have a really easy cheeseball as well, I’ve made it probably twenty times. Two packages cream cheese, one envelope hidden valley ranch dip mix, mix it up, form a ball, roll it in bacon bits. For fall, I wrap it in Saran and tie rubber bands around to make it look like a pumpkin, then when you serve it, unwrap it and put a stem on top from a bell pepper,good,,,,,

    Posted 12.6.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh that sounds so good with the ranch dip. I need to try that! Thanks for sharing. xo

      Posted 12.8.19 Reply
  17. Michelle wrote:

    Made this and it is very tasty! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Posted 12.25.19 Reply

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