What ingredients do you need in order to make cheese balls?


Quick Answer

Some of the ingredients that are commonly used to make cheese ball appetizers include cream cheese, blue, Gorgonzola or feta cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions and parsley. Most cheese ball recipes are made to be eaten with crackers.

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Betty Crocker Cheese Ball

This is a simple recipe from Betty Crocker for a classic cheese ball appetizer. For a healthier choice, fat-free cream cheese and fat-free cheddar cheese can be used, as suggested by the Betty Crocker website. The recipe is designed to be cooled in the refrigerator overnight.

Prep Time: 20 min

Total Time: 11 hours


  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue, Gorgonzola or feta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • Assorted crackers
  1. Mix ingredients
  2. Place all cheeses into a bowl and use an electric mixer to beat in the onion and Worcestershire sauce. Continue beating and scraping the bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy. Cover and refrigerate until the mixture is firm enough to shape into a ball, usually around 8 hours.

  3. Add finishing touches
  4. Shape cheese mixture into a ball and roll in parsley until parsley covers the whole ball. Place on a plate with assorted crackers surrounding the cheese ball.

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