Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

mis7up 711

"At Christmas I serve friends and family Nannie's Cheese Logs in gift trays, and this spin off on my family's Cheese Log recipe was at the top of the list. It's fire hot and it's right up a man's alley for tailgating and parties. Best served with tortilla chips. Can store nicely for a week before serving."


2 h 15 m servings 285 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 669 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sprinkle parsley in a shallow baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Mix Mexican cheese blend, cream cheese, mayonnaise, taco seasoning, and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl until well blended. Divide the mixture into 3 portions, and roll each portion into a ball. Roll each ball in the parsley until completely covered. Wrap individually with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
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  1. 14 Ratings


I got the thumbs up from mis7up to make small changes to make it a little lighter. I used reduced fat cream cheese, reduced fat sour cream in place of the mayo (I'm low on mayonnaise until we go...

Very tasty and perfectly spicy. Super easy to whip together. I used cilantro instead of parsley on the outside of the ball.

This is a firecracker of a cheese ball appetizer. With blends of mexican cheeses, taco seasonings and pickled jalapenos, the taste is creamy smooth and fire hot....My husband will eat it all gon...

I dont know if I did something wrong, but this came out really gritty. I used low fat cheese and a food processor. Maybe that had something to do with it.

I found this recipe wayyyy too salty. Maybe it was the seasoning mix I used. I used the Old El Paso mix. Boo.

Very good flavor and super easy to make. However, after rolling one into a ball and in the parsley, I decided to just put it all in a dish and use a cheese spreader to serve. Not as pretty, bu...

Very good cheese ball. I rolled mine in cilantro to give it even more Mexican flavor. It was just a little salty for my taste.

This recipe definitely has come kick. I really liked it. It's different then the more smooth cheese balls I'm use to. It was an awesome change to the norm!

I have made this now 3 times for 3 separate parties and guests....A+++++! This has been a hit every time! I will say that I did alter the spice packet to a standard Taco Seasoning instead of the...