Delicious and Oh so Easy Cheese Ball

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Patty-cake

I'm not a big fan of cheese balls but my stepmother won me over with this version that she makes. Full of flavor and sooooo easy to make I feel guilty when people rave about it.

Top Review by alligirl

Delicious! I whipped this up to share with a friend who was going through a sad time - I think it even cheered her up a bit! I did split it in half, making 2; one to share and one to enjoy myself! Don't tell! This was easy, a little different than most of these type recipes and I usually have the ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing, Patty-cake!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 5 ounces dried beef
  • 1 (7 ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix
  • 4 ounces of shelled pecan pieces


  1. Dice the dried beef into tiny pieces. Put aside.
  2. Combine the dressing mix into the softened cream cheese with a fork.
  3. Add the dried beef pieces to the cream cheese mixture and mix together.
  4. Form into one ball.
  5. Roll the ball into the pecan pieces to coat, and place on a plate.
  6. Refrigerate at least one hour then serve. Be sure to keep it wrapped in plastic wrap when not served. It will last days!

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