Festive Party Cheese Ball with Pecans

Cheese Ball with Crackers
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  • Total: 38 hrs
  • Prep: 10 hrs
  • Cook: 28 hrs
  • Yield: 1 Large Cheese Ball (serves 6)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
550 Calories
52g Fat
10g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Large Cheese Ball (serves 6)
Amount per serving
Calories 550
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 385mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 17g
Calcium 348mg 27%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cheese ball is a simple combination of cheeses, shaped into a festive ball and rolled in finely chopped pecans. Serve the cheese ball with your favorite crackers at your next celebratory gathering.

Use finely chopped walnuts if you prefer, or if you don't have pecans on hand.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 2 teaspoons onion (grated)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (finely minced)
  • 2 cups pecans (finely chopped; may also substitute walnuts)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine cream cheese and cheddar cheese and beat with an electric mixer.

  2. Beat in onion, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic.

  3. Chill thoroughly, until firm.

  4. Shape into a ball and roll in the finely chopped pecans.

  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.

  6. Remove from refrigerator 2 hours before serving.

Serve with assorted crackers.

If your guests like this cheese ball, try a Pineapple Cheese Ball at your next party!