"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." — Anita Moree
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2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
shredded Cheddar cheese
shredded pepperjack cheese
green bell pepper, minced
jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
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!
I did not care for this cheeseball very much. It was quite bland. I like a little spicer cheeseball.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
I left out the green bell peppers and substituted green onions. It turned out
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
The Best Cheeseball
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 176
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