I’m a Cheeseball About Cheese Balls

My Confession: I’m a cheeseball about cheese balls.  Yes. Yes. Most definitely, YES.

The first time my baby brother made this cheese ball for me (okay fine.  he made it for a party.  but i ate so much that it should have just been mine), I was in love.  It’s easy.  It’s customizable.  It’s additively get-in-mah-piehole.


Easy Peasy Customizable Cheeseball


Easy Peasy Customizable Cheeseball

Don’t just sit there…GET SOME CRACKERS!

For those who have been hanging around here for some time, you know I already wrote a post on this cheese ball deliciousness HERE.  I figured it couldn’t hurt to remind you of this ball o’wonder, you know, just in case you need to WOW someone or hoard for yourself.  Either way.

Cheese Ball, Y'all!


  • 3 pkgs 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 8 ounces (or one package) thin sliced deli-ham, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, cheddar or mozzarella OPTIONAL
  • 5 green onions, chopped OPTIONAL
  • 3 jalapenos, seeded and chopped (chopped w/seeds for fiery version) OPTIONAL
  • 2 cups chopped nuts OPTIONAL
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika


  1. Thoroughly stir together cream cheese and spices.
  2. Mix in meat, green onions, jalapenos and cheese.
  3. Form into ball and roll in nuts.
  4. Cover and refrigerate to firm up.
  5. Serve with cracker or crudites.



* Instead of adding the shredded cheese to the mixture, you can roll the ball it instead of nuts.

* Use all ingredients, including nuts, in the mixture, then roll in smoked paprika.

* If making with kids, divide the cream cheese in half and make two smaller balls for them, each with different ingredients.


My mission is to make you a cheeseball about cheese balls, especially for this particular cheese ball.

Happy hoarding cheese balling, y’all!


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  1. Oh yum, yum, yummy. I haven’t had a good cheeseball for a long time. Thank you for this – will be making it this holiday season. Happy holidays!

  2. I think I will pass

  3. Mmm! I love cheese balls. I never realized how easy they are to make. As a kid, my mom would make them as her go to appetizer when going to parties. I might have to take up that tradition.

  4. I love cheese balls also. Mine has the buddig beef in it and cheese on the outside

  5. That’s it? Mujer por favor, that is soooo going on my New Year’s Eve dinner table. Gracias for the recipe, it’s getting pinned. BB2U

  6. SMOKED PAPRIKA! 😀 Oh, yes.

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