A cheese ball is an easy party appetizer made with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and pecans that is quick and perfect for any holiday party!


  • 16 ounces cream cheese , softened but still slightly firm
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces medium cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup pecans , chopped small


  • To a large stand mixer add the cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, garlic powder and onion powder and black pepper until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.

  • Put mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill.

  • Lay a large plastic wrap square on your counter and put the mixture on it, then gather the sides and bunch them up to help shape the mixture into a ball.

  • Add the chopped pecans to a large bowl and roll the cheese ball into the chopped pecans then serve with crackers.


Recipe from dinnerthendessert.com