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!


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  1. 12.5.19
    glenda lafont said:

    I will try this, Sarah, thank you.

  2. 12.5.19
    Lorrie Sperling said:

    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.

    • 12.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Oh that’s a great idea!

  3. 12.5.19
    Sheri Ghee said:

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

    • 12.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Sheri, hope you give it a try!

      • 12.5.19
        Brooke said:

        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!

  4. 12.5.19
    Mirian Doak said:

    Thank you for sharing,have a blessed day!😊

  5. 12.5.19
    Lin Anderson said:

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

    • 12.5.19
      Sarah said:

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

  6. 12.5.19
    Nikki said:

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

    • 12.5.19
      Sarah said:

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

  7. 12.5.19
    TamaraR said:

    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!

    • 12.5.19
      Sarah said:

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

  8. 12.5.19
    Dawn said:

    Is it regular mayo or oliveoil mayo?

    • 12.5.19
      Sarah said:

      either one will work just fine!

    • 12.5.19
      Susan Jeffries said:

      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 🎅🎄

  9. 12.5.19
    Valerie said:

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

  10. 12.5.19
    Elizabeth allen said:

    I have gotta try this looks amazing 😋😍

  11. 12.5.19
    pam said:

    Oh my that looks great!

  12. 12.5.19
    Tiffany Bowler said:

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

  13. 12.5.19
    Jaime Bachmann said:

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

  14. 12.5.19
    Gail said:

    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.

  15. 12.6.19

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

  16. 12.6.19
    Cynde said:

    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,,,,,

    • 12.8.19
      Sarah said:

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

  17. 12.25.19
    Michelle said:

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