If you've never made your own cheeseball at home then you are missing out! I love this cheeseball recipe because it's so simple to make with only a few ingredients and it's better than anything you will buy at the store.
We love serving this with buttery Club crackers or Ritz crackers. It's the perfect appetizer for a party, gathering, or for everyone to munch on before a big Holiday dinner like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
HOW TO MAKE A CHEESEBALL
Making this cheeseball recipe is actually quite simple! Only a few ingredients and a couple hours in the fridge is all you need.
Cream Cheese - It's best to use full-fat cream cheese. The real stuff! It's creamier and tastes way better.
Mayonnaise - Don't let this scare you. It adds a rich creaminess that makes this cheeseball the best.
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
MY TIPS FOR MAKING A CHEESEBALL
- For the best taste use full fat cream cheese and real mayonnaise! IT will make such a big difference in flavor and creaminess.
- You can leave the almonds sliced or throw them in a food chopper and ground them up slightly so they are not as big. Either way will work great.
- Make sure you plan ahead and give yourself time for the cheeseball to refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. This will improve the flavor and let it firm up and hold it's shape.
- Use fresh shredded parmesan cheese or the pre-shredded parmesan cheese.
- Make sure the cream cheese is softened really well so that it mixes in easily with the other ingredients. If it's too cold when you try to mix it, you will end up with lumps of cream cheese in the cheeseball.
TRY THESE OTHER DIP RECIPES
Monster Cookie Dough Cheeseball Dip - This is a sweet cheeseball and one of my favorites! An eggless, flourless cookie dough with mini m&m's on the outside. Serve with mini cookies, pretzels, or even apples.
Greek Dip Recipe - Feta cheese, olives, and cucumbers make this greek dip a delicious hit.
Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Apple Dip - Vanilla yogurt, honey, and peanut butter make for the best easy and healthy apple dip.
The Best Cheeseball Recipe
- 2 bars (8 oz each) cream cheese softened
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- Combine softened cream cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl and beat with a handheld blender until combined and creamy.
- Add in parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Blend together until combined.
- Lay out a piece of plastic wrap (saran wrap) and dump the sliced almonds in the middle. Using a wooden spoon, try to form the cheeseball mixture into some sort of a ball (inside the bowl you mixed it in). Dump the ball on top of the almonds on the plastic wrap.
- Use the plastic wrap to press the almonds into the cheeseball and to form into a better "ball" shape. Use your hands to place the almonds on the outside of the cheeseball as needed. Put the cheeseball on a plate (covered) and let it sit in the fridge for 2-4 hours to firm up and for the flavors to come together. * This cheeseball can be made ahead of time too. I actually prefer to make it the day before I need it, leave it in the fridge for 24 hours, and then serve it. The flavors come together so well, it tastes better, and the almonds soften up slightly.
- Serve with your choice of crackers!