My Sister's Spicy Cheese Ball

"This cheese ball is always a big hit in our family. They also make a nice gift. My cousin made them smaller and gave them to her coworkers last Christmas."
photo by Lalaloula photo by Lalaloula
photo by Lalaloula
photo by Nimz_ photo by Nimz_
photo by Nimz_ photo by Nimz_
Ready In:
24hrs 20mins
1 cheese ball




  • Let cream cheese come to room temperature.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium glass bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Shape like a ball and roll in nuts.
  • Refrigerate overnight for best flavour.
  • Serve with your favourite crackers.

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  1. jewlmaker
    10 STARS!!!! Excellent cheese ball! I just mixed it up and tried hasn't even sat yet and it is the best cheese ball I have ever tasted! I will be making this one over and over! Your sister's recipe is a winner for sure! Thanks for sharing!!! :)
  2. GeeOJulie
    Loved it! Can see making this for many a gathering, including this weekend!
  3. Lisa F.
    Excellent. When making it I discovered that my husband had not bought cayenne pepper as requested. So I used a little Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes to make up for it. I also doubled the hot sauce. I took it to work for snack day and it was gone before lunch!
  4. Lalaloula
    This is a stellar cheese ball! :) Love how easy it is to prepare, how pretty it looks and how yummy it tastes. Maybe a tad too much onion for my taste, but thats ok.<br/>Thanks so much for sharing this keeper with us, dreamer!<br/>Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #63 October 2013.
  5. tsquaredg
    Delicious! I made this cheese ball for my family at Christmas; what a huge hit. The level of spice was spot on. Thanks for sharing, Dreamer in Ontario!


  1. Nimz_
    OMG is this delicious. Not too spicy for my grandkids this weekend. Flavors were perfect. A little messy to work with but the end result is so worth it. I made as directed using 8 green onions and used walnuts instead of the pecans. May try toasting the nuts next time. thanks Dreamer. UPDATE: Took what was left of this to our Christmas dinner with the whole family and everyone raved about it. This just keeps getting better the longer it sits. When I make it again I'll make it a day or two ahead of time. Thanks for making me look good.



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