"A delicious cheese ball that combines sour cream, butter, cream cheese, and Worcestershire sauce with finely chopped pepperoni. Try it with crackers or pretzels." — PFD3563
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I'm very easy to please, but I was disappointed in this recipe. I liked the idea of using pepperoni, but the consistency didn't lend itself to making individual balls. That would have been a huge waste of time. It's possible to make it into one large ball or log, but again, it's lacking something in the consistency so this recipe, as is, would be best used as a bowl dip. I think I would eliminate most or all of the sour cream and butter and maybe try putting some dry Ranch mix or something similar in.
EDIT: To be fair, after this was left in the refrigerator overnight, the consistency and taste were much, much better. You could probably roll it into individual balls, but spreading it on crackers is just fine.
The taste was kinda bland pepperoni is meant to be spicy, but the the sour cream spoils it, so i had to add some curry powder that added some zing.
for years i've been making a pepperoni cheese ball. Just Cream cheese softened, add pepperoni that has been thru the food processor. mix together and chill. Take extra pepperoni that has been through the food processor sprinkle on was paper. Ball cheese mixture and roll through grated pepperoni. No extra ingredients!!!! Everyone loves this and they will ask for the recipe and i tell them it's really complicated and hard to make!!!
I changed it as well. I used a food processor and mixed the pepperoni, cream cheese, Worcestershire, 2 Tbsp sour cream, 1 tsp oregano, and 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese. I thought it was good, served it with chips.
Next time I would add a little red pepper flakes, for spice.
Let sit for a few hours, or overnight to blend flavors.
I made this with Neufchâtel Cheese, and, like the previous reviewer, formed it into a log-shape. The leftovers were good on some toasted Viennese bread. Thanks!
Awesome at my tailgate party
Thought the pepperoni flavor was too strong. Just didn't care for them.
I have this recipe except I add chopped walnuts to it. Once the ball has formed in the fridge we roll the ball in walnuts. Without the walnuts the cheeseball would take pretty bland.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pepperoni Cheese Balls
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 169
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