Festive Party Cheese Ball with Pecans

Cheese Ball with Crackers
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  • 38 hrs
  • Prep: 10 hrs,
  • Cook: 28 hrs
  • Yield: 1 Large Cheese Ball (serves 6)
Ratings (10)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How 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!

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 550
Total Fat 52 g
Saturated Fat 17 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Sodium 385 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 17 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)