3 Ingredient Crowd Pleasing Cheese Ball

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If you want to be the most popular person at a holiday gathering or party this year, bring this basic cheese ball.  So easy.  It’s another 3 ingredient specialty of mine.  Please note that in my photos I made a super sized cheese ball with a double recipe.  Ingredients below are for a single recipe.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8-12 ounces grated sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • optional:  crushed or slivered nuts to coat the outside

Blend everything together in a food processor.  Shape into a ball and coat with nuts.  Serve soft, as is, or refrigerate to make it firm and use later.  Instead of shaping it into a ball, you could also serve it in a pretty dish and smooth the surface flat.  But that’s boring:  It’s all about THE BALL!!—an American classic.


Use Tillamook cheese, Philadelphia cream cheese (full fat), and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce for consistent results.  Bring ingredients to room temperature before blending to make it easier.Best Cheese Ball

First use your grating attachment on your food processor.  Then change blades to the standard blade when you add in the cream cheese.
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This is what it should look like its done blending.Best Cheese BallTurn it out onto a plate.  To keep your own hands clean, ask your oldest child to shape it into a ball.  Best Cheese Ball

Coat with nuts (any kind), garnish, and serve.  Wheat Thins are my favorite to go with this.  Everyone will ask you for this recipe!Best Cheese Ball

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Stephanie Koski

Stephanie is a retired physician, mother to three boys, and an avid gardener with many hobbies and interests. She lives outside of Salem, Oregon, in the mid-Willamette Valley. Stephanie does all of the photography and writing for this website, and all content is original and copyrighted.

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