The Best Cheeseball Recipe -
The Best Cheeseball Recipe
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The Best Cheeseball

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"For a slightly spicy cheeseball with lots of zing, try this easy recipe. If you don't like cilantro, you can roll the ball in shredded Cheddar cheese or fresh chopped parsley."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, green bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, Worcestershire sauce and garlic salt. Mix together and form mixture into a ball. Roll ball in cilantro and serve with your favorite crackers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is the first cheeseball I have made, and it has received rave reviews. It makes a very large portion, so I now make two cheeseballs and freeze one. (You could also halve the recipe). I have found that the half portion is sufficient for any party. I modified the recipe a bit, using 1 cup Mexican blend cheese and skipping the pepper jack (didn't have it on hand). I also skipped the jalapenos, but added bacon and green onions. I doubled the Worcestershire sauce and rolled the cheeseball in the shredded cheese as the author suggested. The green peppers add great color and crunch. I highly recommend this recipe, it's easy and different. Thanks Anita!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I did not care for this cheeseball very much. It was quite bland. I like a little spicer cheeseball.

Dec 21, 2003

I used this recipe for a Bachlorette party. Instead of making it into a ball, I formed it into another shape. Everyone loved it & the bride to be couldn't stop laughing. It tasted great too!

Jan 25, 2004

I've now been requested to bring this cheeseball to two parties since I first served it. It's got just enough "kick" but doesn't make you run for a drink and it is easy to spread. I also left out the jalepenos and replaced them with green onion. I was out of worchester sauce so used extra virgin olive oil and it gave it a nice flavor as well.

Jan 25, 2004

We loved this cheeseball! It was soft and easy to eat. I rolled it in finely chopped pecans for a great flavor. Jalepeno peppers were not on hand so I used half a green pepper and doubled the pepperjack cheese. It was great and no one bit into a chunk of jalepeno! I garnished with whole pecans and parsley for a very pretty look. Try this you'll like it!

Sep 03, 2007

I loved it and my company loved it! Just a couple of things I did differently.. I added onion and a couple of drops of hot sauce. Very, very good!

Jan 17, 2007

I've made other cheese balls, but they all seemed so ordinary. However, I've added this to my party/potluck repertoire. Everyone at my husband's work was emailing me to get the recipe when I sent it with him for his Christmas party! Like others said, it's got enough of a kick to make it stand out yet not too hot to keep most people away. I doubled the recipe and took another one home to my parents' house, and it's now my dad's favorite. You can't go wrong with THIS cheeseball!

Mar 10, 2003

I left out the green bell peppers and substituted green onions. It turned out GREAT!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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