Cheese Ball Recipe

Cheese Ball
This Cheese Ball is a holiday must ever year! It's incredibly easy to make and it only requires a few simple ingredients. It has a deliciously creamy texture, it's brimming with rich and cheesy flavor, and who doesn't love that nutty pecan finish for a contrasting crunch?
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Ball Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 2 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened but still slightly firm
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz. shredded medium cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Fisher Pecans, chopped small


  1. Add cream cheese, sour, garlic powder and onion powder and pepper to a medium mixing bowl. Mix with an electric hand mixer until smooth.

  2. Mix in cheese (with electric mixer). Cover bowl and chill 1 hour to help firm it up.

  3. Shape into a ball using a spatula then with greased hands.

  4. Place pecans in a medium bowl. Roll cheese ball through pecans to cover entirely.

  5. Serve with crackers, using a butter knife for spreading. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • It's best to let it rest at room temperature to help it soften up for about 20 minutes. Don't sit at room temperature longer than 2 hours.