4 Easy Cheese Balls

INGREDIENTS

Dill Chive Cheese Ball

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Gouda cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chives, snipped
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • For the coating:
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup Gouda cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • For the coating:
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped

Glorious Garlic Cheese Ball

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • For the coating:
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 packet Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup chives or green onions, chopped
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • For the coating:
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

PREPARATION

  1. For each ball, beat together the cheese ball ingredients with an electric mixer on medium until fluffy and well combined.
  2. Place mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, shape into a ball, and cover completely. Chill until ready to serve, but at least 4 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, unwrap ball, shape further as necessary and roll in coating ingredients. Serve, and enjoy!