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Easy Party Cheese Balls

Easy Party Cheese Balls

Easy party cheese balls made of cream cheese and lots of flavors! A classic dried beef cheese ball, garlic chive cheese ball, bacon ranch cheese ball, and cranberry prosciutto cheese ball.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 47 minutes
Servings: 4 Cheese Balls
Author: Tiffany

Ingredients

Classic Dried Beef Cheese Ball

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 oz Dried Beef, sliced into small squares
  • 2 Stalks Sliced Green Onion
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire
  • ½ teaspoon Seasoned Salt

Garlic Chive Cheese Ball

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces Shredded Cheddar
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Chopped Chives for Garnish
  • 2 teaspoon Chopped Parsley for Garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Breadcrumbs for Garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Parmesan for Garnish

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1 ounce Ranch Packet
  • 8 ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Reserve 1 tablespoon for Coating
  • 4 Slices of Bacon, crumbled, Reserve 1 tablespoon for Coating

Cranberry Prosciutto Cheese Ball

  • 8 ounces Goat Cheese
  • 2 ounces Prosciutto, sliced into small squares
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Dried Cranberries
  • ½ teaspoon Rosemary
  • ½ cup Sliced Almonds, for coating

Instructions
 

Classic Dried Beef Cheese Ball

  • In a mixer, combine cream cheese, dried beef, green onions, Worcestershire, and seasoned salt. Place a layer of plastic wrap on a flat surface and place cheese mixture on the plastic wrap, then cover. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and form in the shape of a ball.

Garlic Chive Cheese Ball

  • Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic salt, and onion powder. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove from plastic wrap and shape into a ball. Mix chives, parsley, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan in a bowl. Carefully roll cheese ball in the bowl to coat the outside.

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

  • Add cream cheese, sour cream, ranch packet, and all but 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon in a mixing bowl and blend well. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Uncover, and coat with remaining tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits.

Cranberry Prosciutto Cheese Ball

  • Mix together goat cheese, prosciutto, salt, dried cranberries, and rosemary. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove and uncover. Place sliced almonds in a bowl and roll ball in the bowl to coat the outside.

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Notes

Nutrition is based on the Classic Dried Beef Cheese Ball recipe only and is for 8 servings with a single serving of crackers (4 crackers per person) included.

Nutrition

Calories: 136 kcalCarbohydrates: 2.1 gProtein: 6.6 gFat: 11.3 gSaturated Fat: 6.6 gCholesterol: 44 mgSodium: 209 mgFiber: 0.1 gSugar: 0.2 g