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Ultimate Party Cheeseball

Updated on September 11, 2014
The Ultimate Party Cheeseball on the Go
The Ultimate Party Cheeseball on the Go

The Ultimate Party Cheeseball can be made for any occasion: New Year's Eve, Super Bowl, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any family and friend gathering. This appetizer is my most requested dish for any get-together, and there are never any leftovers.

This year for our family Christmas, I did the unthinkable: I didn't make my cheeseball. I am still hearing about it from my brothers-in-law. They are even harassing me on Facebook. It is all good-natured, but I have learned my lesson.

The wonderful thing about this cheeseball is that you can alter it to your taste by adding or removing ingredients. I promise, you will be the hit of the party with this cheeseball.

Don't forget to add your favorite crackers. We love Triscuits and Wheat Thins because they are great scooping and dipping crackers.

  • Prep time: 1 hour
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields: Whoever Gets to It First - about 20
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Ultimate Party Cheeseball

  • 2 8 oz pkgs Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Accent
  • 1/2 Chopped Medium Sweet Onion (or to taste)
  • Sliced Green Olives to taste
  • Sliced Black Olives to taste
  • Diced Thin Sliced Honey Ham to taste
  • English Walnuts or Pecans (enough to cover)

My Favorite Cuisinart Ceramic Knives

Cuisinart Contour Ceramic Sharper than Steel 4-Piece Knife & Sheath Set
Cuisinart Contour Ceramic Sharper than Steel 4-Piece Knife & Sheath Set

I absolutely love these Cuisinart knives. I like a small knife to cut up an onion. I also like the thicker, curved knife to chop on a cutting board.

 

Ideas for Alternative Ingredients:

Make your cheeseball with your favorite flavor delights. I have tried all of these for variety and have had great success. Have fun and mix it up. Take two or three different varieties of cheeseballs.


  • Chopped Chives
  • Chopped Jalapeno
  • Small Can Drained Green Chilies
  • Pkg Dried Ranch Dressing
  • Pkg Dried Onion Soup
  • Pkg Dried Vegetable Soup
  • Shredded Cheese (any variety or a mix)

Cuisinart 9 Piece Kitchen Knife Set With Cutting Board
Cuisinart 9 Piece Kitchen Knife Set With Cutting Board

Cuisinart knives are ceramic and do not need to be sharpened. Best knives I have ever used in the kitchen. I love the protective cover. I simply wash and dry them immediately after using then slide them back into their covers,

 

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese on counter for approximately and hour to soften
  2. Use a rounded medium mixing bowl
  3. Place one pkg of cream cheese in bowl and press with fork so ingredients will mix easily
  4. Chop onion and add to cream cheese - fold in with fork
  5. Chop or use pre-sliced black and/or green olives - fold in with fork
  6. Dice sliced meat and fold in with fork
  7. Sprinkle half tsp of Accent over mixture
  8. Place second package of cream cheese on top of mixture
  9. Sprinkle rest of tsp of Accent over top of cream cheese and start folding into mixture
  10. Once mixture is thoroughly combined, press into the rounded bottom of bowl
  11. Slide fork around the side of the cheeseball mixture
  12. Take the serving plate and place on top of bowl and flip over (When on the go, I prefer a disposable plastic plate)
  13. The rounded cheeseball should fall to the center of plate, use fork to do further shaping
  14. Take wax paper and smash it down to create a larger surface to make dipping easier
  15. Place nuts over the top of the cheeseball
  16. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator - it is better when it is allowed to sit a few hours to absorb all the flavors
Bundle Monster Complete Series - 9 piece Ceramic Cutlery Knives Set (6" Chef's, 6" Santoku, 4" Utility, 3" Paring, and 1 Peeler) White Knife Blade and Sheath
Bundle Monster Complete Series - 9 piece Ceramic Cutlery Knives Set (6" Chef's, 6" Santoku, 4" Utility, 3" Paring, and 1 Peeler) White Knife Blade and Sheath

I eventually want the complete set because the Cuisinart knives I have are my favorites and my husband's favorites. We race to get to them first when cooking together. He likes larger knives, so I am going to have to get the whole set.

 

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      Susan Holland 2 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Thank you, Charit!! :-)

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 2 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I must say it looks really appetizing! Would love to try it someday. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @bdkz: YAY!! Thank you!! :-)

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      bdkz 3 years ago

      You've been featured on Tumblr! http://whats-cooking-at-squidoo.tumblr.com/

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @VioletteRose LM: It's a hit every time!

      Thanks for dropping by!! :-)

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @sierradawn lm: It is!! :-) Thanks for dropping by! :-)

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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      This looks so ultra easy and delicious!

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      That looks great!

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @shadowfast7: My friends and family do love it! Thank you for dropping by! :-)

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      Sure Temp 3 years ago

      that looks amazing

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @Susan Zutautas: Thanks, Susan! It's a crowd pleaser! :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wish I'd of had your recipe for New Years Eve. I'll pin it so that I have it for our next big family event.

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @SusanDeppner: I didn't even have a chance to get through the door before one of my brothers-in-law stated, "No entrance without the cheeseball!!" I had to yell, "I have it, I have it!!" LOL Thanks for dropping by!! :-)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Sounds good to me. I think I'll try it tonight, because I just happen to already have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!!

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @Brite-Ideas: I think you will like it. They are easy and you can put just about anything in it. :-) Thanks so much for dropping by! :-)

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I've never made one, but sure sounds delicious and easy enough to make :)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I can understand why your family insists you prepare this!

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @Nancy Hardin: Thank you, Nancy!! I hope it is as big a hit for you as it is for me. :-) I appreciate you dropping by!

      Happy New Year!!