The holidays are all about tradition, and in our home, one tradition is this Easy Cheese Ball Recipe. It’s a versatile, recipe that has made a welcome appearance on party menus for decades. While you can certainly enjoy this recipe any time of year, it definitely makes it deserves a place on your Holiday Party Menu.

This Cheese Ball is the same recipe that I have been making for years, I’ve made them both covered with nuts and without nuts. The flavors meld together best if made a day or two before you plan to serve it, so it’s a great appetizer to make ahead of time. It also makes a great hostess or teacher gift, like homemade cheese balls

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

With only 5 ingredients – cream cheese, thinly sliced deli meat, green onions, salt, and Worcestershire Sauce, this Cheese Ball goes together in a snap!

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Cheese Ball Gift

To give the Cheese Ball as a Holiday Gift, we added a couple of sleeves of crackers and a small butter knife and filled it with crinkly paper. We also tied a ribbon around the cheese ball to make it more festive. A lovely hostess gift!

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Check out more treats that you might love doing during the holidays. Holiday Appetizers, Bacon Ranch Dip, and Hashbrown Potato Casserole.



  1. My dad makes a cheese ball very similar to this one, but he will not share his recipe!! I am making this for our New Year’s get together tomorrow!! Thanks for the recipe!! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth Miller Reply

    This is just like a cheeseball of mine that I have made for years…..except for two things. Mine has horseradish (2 tsps.) and 1/4 cup of sour cream plus all the things that you use. It is great, and gets a little kick from the horseradish. I LOVE this cheeseball and make it all the time…not just for holidays. Thank you for reminding me its time to make it again.

    • Hi Elizabeth, the horseradish sounds like a delicious addition! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great recipe, a little salty though. Next time I’m only going with 1 tsp accent salt. Otherwise its delicious!

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