"This is a fantastic cheese ball recipe that you can add to, and make different for any occasion! You can change this recipe by withholding the meat and adding any of the following: green olives, pimentos, chopped onion, taco seasoning, seasoned salt, parsley or fresh crab. Try adding whatever you desire. Just always start with cream cheese and Cheddar cheese, and away you go! Have fun!" — KATI ROSE
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2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
shredded Cheddar cheese
2 1/4 ounces
thinly sliced cooked ham, chopped
1/2 (2.25 ounce) can
black olives, drained and chopped
Every asks me to make the cheese ball now, and I can do it even when I'm exhausted and pregnant because it hardly takes any time, everyone loves it -- even people who don't like meat, and I always get asked for the recipe...
I did not care for this at all! The ham and black olives just made it taste gross (to me). I do agree with Katie Rose's suggestion to alter it to your desires, which I may try and do.
Excellent recipe! Following ingredients as printed it made two very large cheese balls.
Makes the best cheese ball I have ever tasted.
GREAT cheese ball! I added green onions and used Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I serve this cheeseball for every year at our Halloween Party. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This was by far, the easiest and best tasting cheeseball I have ever made. I served it as an appetizer during Thanksgiving and my mother-in-law just thought I was the greatest because it was the first homemade cheese ball she had EVER eaten. I love her, but she doesn't cook..ever, and just buys everything already made from the grocery...including cheeseballs. It was a lot and I thought there would be some leftover, but I was so wrong. I've made it several times since and am always asked to bring it to get togethers now.
I made it for Easter, using black and green olives and chopped HoneyBaked ham. It was a hit with my in-laws! My 6 year old even liked it. I can hardly wait to try it with crab and/or shrimp. This is a wonderful "basic" cheeseball. Thanks Kati for sharing this recipe!
Super quick and a huge hit at an office baby shower I hosted!! Many requests for the recipe.
Made this for a Christmas day appetizer and came out great! Bought a little bit more walnuts than recipe called for and shaped into a log instead of a ball...seemed to make more sense since other people said the ball came out quite large. Added some of the ham I made for the dinner and omitted olives. Wonderful!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kati Rose's Cheese Ball
Serving Size: 1/11 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 11
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 264
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