Margaret's Cheese Ball

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is one of my family's classic recipes; a must-have at any get-together.


  1. Combine first five ingredients, beating until smoothly blended.
  2. You can do this easily in a food processor.
  3. Shape into two small balls and roll in nuts.
  4. Chill several hours, or overnight, to let flavours blend.
  5. (You can also shape it into one big ball, but it's preferred to do two so you can whisk away the first one when it's almost gone and put out a fresh new one).
Most Helpful

A perfect party treat! I added 1/2 cup more cheese and 1/4 cup chopped green onion. This is such a simple recipe and such a sanity saver because you can even make it the night before and chill it overnight. I have made this cheese ball over and over and it always disapears quickly!

* Pamela * May 04, 2003

I love all cheese balls, so I made this for our football party this weekend and loved it. I chopped up the pickles and green onion in processor, but also added some ham to the mixture too. We really love this. I used a good sharp cheddar cheese which I think is a must. Thank you for sharing this with us.

mommyoffour October 03, 2011

I made this for a party last night and it was the first to go! I made 2 like you suggested, and I am glad I did because they gobbled it up! It was easy to make too. A great appetizer for the holidays! Thanks :)

Little Bee November 16, 2003