Traditional Christmas Cheese Ball

Traditional Christmas Cheese Ball

33 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 25 m
Love2Cook87
Recipe by  Love2Cook87

“I look forward to this simple, traditional cheese ball every year. It has been served during family Christmas Eve parties since before my time. The ingredients are few and inexpensive, and might be made year-round, but I reserve this one special appetizer for the holidays only to maintain its specialness. I love to serve Ritz crackers with the cheese ball to bring out its savory flavor.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

  1. Mix the cream cheese, beef, olives, onion, and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl until evenly blended. Keeping the mixture in the bowl, scrape it into a semi-ball shape. Cover, and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
  2. Place a large sheet of waxed paper on a flat surface. Sprinkle with walnuts. Roll the cheese ball in the walnuts until completely covered. Transfer the cheese ball to a serving plate, or rewrap with waxed paper and refrigerate until needed.

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Reviews (33)

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rainbowgal
77

rainbowgal

My daughter makes this every year for Christmas & New Year's Eve.We leave the olives out & add some galic powder to it. Very easy & good!!!

tina
39

tina

really great!!

jrbaker
27

jrbaker

This is a good, basic savory cheese ball. I mixed everything together in a food processor and it was super-easy. Just make sure the folks you will be serving it to like green olives.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 180 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 2.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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