Mini Cheese Balls

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Chef Buggsy Mate

A fun little appetizer to add to your party buffet table. Also makes a great snack for those teen sleepovers! You can make these up to 2 weeks ahead of time, just wrap well and freeze. Prep and cooking time does not include the 2 hours needed for chilling.

Top Review by Starrynews

These are fun little cheese balls! They have a great flavor and are so cute. I used basil and oregano for the Italian seasoning and the pecan option. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons green onions, finally chopped
  • 34 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 34 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons real bacon, bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 34 cup chopped roasted almonds (I use lightly salted) or 34 cup pecans (I use lightly salted)
  • assorted cracker

Directions

  1. Mix cream cheese, green onion, Italian seasoning and garlic powder until well blended. Stir in bacon and mozzarella cheese.
  2. Scoop cheese mixture up using a level teaspoon and shape into 54 balls. Roll in chopped nuts and place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  4. Pull out and place on serving tray with assorted crackers.
  5. For a different flavor combo, omit the Italian seasoning and try shredded sharp cheddar and 3 Tbs. drained pimentos in place of the mozzarella and bacon.

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