Aunt Sue's Smoky Cream Cheese Cheese Ball

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A family favorite for years and years: it's just not Christmas/New Years/Easter without Aunt Sue's cheese ball. She borrowed the recipe from a co-worker at the telephone company YEARS ago and has adopted it as her own. Easy. Quick. DELISH. If you want a fancier version, use cream cheese, worchester, accent, green onions....but substitute proscuito for the beef and add chopped roasted red peppers and minced black olives.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Leave cream cheese out of fridge to soften about 20 minutes.
  2. Finely chop green onions and Buddig Beef.
  3. Mix onions, beef, Worchester, and softened cream cheese thouroughly.
  4. Form into ball.
  5. Roll ball in walnuts.
  6. Serve with Ritz Crackers.


Most Helpful

Delicious! I left out the Accent seasoning. I think the pkg size for the beef is a mistake as the Buddig beef comes in a 2 oz not 12 oz pkg (and 2 oz was plenty!) I used pecan chips instead of walnuts and low-fat cheese. I also refrigerated the cheese ball overnight before rolling in the nuts which made it less messy of a process. Thanks for sharing!

flower7 October 29, 2012

This is excellent. I made it with Speck, which is a smokier type of prosciutto, and roasted piquillo peppers. Left out the Accent because I didn't have any, but I don't think it suffered for the lack of it. My book club ate most of it, but luckily there was some left over for me, which I greedily ate by myself the next day ;) Thanks for posting such a delicious and versatile cheese ball! Next time I will try it with the Buddig beef.

xtine August 15, 2008

Made this with the prosciutto, red pepper & black olives & couldn't have been more pleased with the results, as were my guests! Served this with not only the Ritz crackers but also with Harvest Five-Grain crackers ~ All a big hit! Thanks for sharing your recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]

Sydney Mike May 01, 2008

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