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Classic Cheese Ball

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese ball, cheeseball
Servings: 12
Calories: 207kcal


  • 1 jar pimento cheese
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup diced chives
  • 1 1/4 cup pecans chopped


  • Place Pimento cheese & softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Add in the mixing bowl add the grated cheddar cheese, green onion, and seasonings, then stir to combine. 
  • Place the cheese mixture onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Wrap the cheese ball using the plastic wrap to shape into a ball. Cover tightly and wrap with foil (optional) and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to firm up (up to 24 hours if serving the next day) before rolling it in pecans.
  • When you're ready to coat cheeseball, roll in the chopped pecans until fully covered. Place back in the refrigerator until ready serve.
  • Serve with crackers, chips, baguettes, and veggies.



Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 1mg