Try these best Christmas cheese ball recipes at your next holiday gathering. We have 45 Christmas cheese ball ideas that are all crowd pleasers.
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Easy Holiday Cheese Ball Recipes
Cheese balls are great appetizers to serve during the holidays. They are so quick and easy to make, plus there are so many variations and flavors that you can try. Everyone will definitely love these grated cheese ball recipes for Christmas.
1. Classic Homemade Cheese Ball
Serve everyone’s favorite classic cheese ball recipe at your next Christmas feast. In 15 minutes, you can enjoy this delicious appetizer loaded with cheese and spices.
Make sure the cream cheese comes to room temperature before mixing.
2. Pepperoni Cheese Ball
Each bite from this pepperoni cheese ball tastes just like pizza.
3. Garlic and Onion Cheddar Cheese Ball
Enjoy a classic cheese ball with tons of garlic and cheddar flavor with this easy recipe. The perfect holiday appetizer that is only made with 5 ingredients. Serve garlic and onion cheddar cheese ball on your next holiday, and it won’t disappoint.
4. Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls
This cheese ball recipe has crispy bacon and chopped pecans for toppings. Plus, it is also loaded with cheese and ranch dressing which gives it so much flavor. Everyone will love these bacon ranch cheese balls that are perfect for the holidays.
5. Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball
Putting pineapple inside your classic cheese ball creates a unique mixture of sweetness and savory. It is seasoned perfectly with onion and garlic salt and covered with nutty pecans. Try this pineapple pecan cheese ball recipe and you won’t regret it.
6. Mini Cheeseball Bites
These mini cheeseball bites are perfect for parties and celebrations. They are made with cheese and everything bagel seasoning and is rolled in pecans. Each ball is also topped with pretzel sticks which jazzes up its presentation.
7. Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Ball
This cranberry pistachio cheese ball is so festive with its dried cranberries, Brie, and cream cheese. It is also rolled in cranberry and pistachio mixture which makes it look so gorgeous.
8. Snowman Cheese Ball
Make this adorable snowman cheese ball recipe that is made with only 3 easy ingredients. It is full of ranch seasoning and is covered with powdered Parmesan cheese. The kids will love this cute and easy holiday appetizer.
9. Smoked Cheese Ball
Smoked Gouda cheese and liquid smoke give this recipe so many wood smoke flavors. It also has pecans that complement the smoky flavor which gives this recipe its earthy taste. If you want to try something new, try this smoked cheese ball recipe.
10. Mini Smoked Cheese Balls
Mini smoked cheese balls are perfect for holiday celebrations with a huge crowd. The cheese balls have just enough smoky flavors that don’t overpower the cheese. You can also be creative with the toppings and presentation to make them even more festive.
11. Cranberry and Blue Cheese Ball
This recipe fills your traditional cheese ball with crumbled blue cheese and sweetened dried cranberries. This cranberry and blue cheese ball recipe is full of interesting flavor and texture.
12. Greek Cheese Ball
This cheese ball recipe is full of exotic Greek flavors. It is made with cream cheese, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and other seasonings. If you love Greek food, then you will love this Greek cheese ball recipe.
13. Basil Pesto goat cheese ball
This recipe turns basil into pesto, combines it with goat cheese and cream cheese, and covers it with pine nuts. This results in a healthy and flavorful holiday cheese ball. Plus, the basil pesto goat cheese ball is so easy to make, you can prepare it last minute.
14. Extra Melty Fried Cheese Ball
This extra melty fried cheese ball is full of Greek feta cheese, Gouda, and mature cheddar cheese. It is a popular Greek appetizer that is deep fried to a beautiful crispy golden brown crust.
15. Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Ball
Goat cheese, sweet dried cranberries, pecans, and green onions make this recipe so delicious. This cranberry pecan goat cheese recipe is sweet, tangy, and has a bit of umami flavor. It is a cheese ball recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser this Christmas.
16. Bacon Horseradish Cheese Ball
The strong and spicy horseradish adds a twist to this cheese ball recipe. The bacon, honey mustard, scallion, and more also add even more flavor to this appetizer. Bacon horseradish cheese ball tastes like nothing you have ever tried before.
17. Taco Cheese Ball
Serve this taco cheese ball with your favorite Mexican food for a delicious meal. The cheese ball is made with taco seasoning and chunks of tortilla chips. It is full of taco flavors all in one delicious ball of goodness.
18. Party Cheese Ball
As the name suggests, this party cheese ball recipe is the perfect appetizer for parties and celebrations. It is made with bell peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice, then rolled in pecans.
19. Hot Pepper Peach Preserves Cheese Ball
This cheese ball looks soft and fluffy on the outside and has flavorful ingredients on the inside. It has a combination of cheese, hot pepper peach preserves, onion, and firey jalapeno that makes this recipe so delicious. Hot pepper peach preserves cheese ball is an excellent holiday staple you should serve on Christmas Day.
20. Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball
Make this perfectly vegan cheese ball recipe using cashew cheese. Maple Dijon vegan cheese ball has Dijon mustard and a hint of maple syrup which gives this recipe its richness. Both vegans and nonv-egans will love this dairy-free recipe.
21. Spinach Artichoke Cheese Ball
This spinach artichoke cheese ball is so rich, creamy, and loaded with spinach and artichokes. It has a ranch mix that adds a zesty flavor and a crunchy breadcrumb topping. It is like a spinach artichoke dip but in a form of a delicious ball.
22. Crab Cheese Ball
This cheese ball recipe is full of crab meat and cheese that no one can resist. Seafood lovers will go wild with how delicious this crab cheese ball recipe is.
23. Fancy Christmas Cheese Ball
Decorate your traditional cheese ball with pomegranate arils to create this fancy Christmas cheese ball. It is made with 3 different types of cheese and studded with gorgeous pomegranate seeds. It looks so gorgeous and it is so easy to make.
24. Dill Pickle Cheese Ball
Dill pickle cheese ball is made from softened cream cheese and chopped dill pickles that are perfect for the holidays. The dill pickle adds so much flavor and crunchy texture to the buttery cheese ball. Plus, this recipe is gluten-free.
This cheese ball is almost shaped like a Christmas Tree.
25. Chipped Beef Cheese Ball
Enjoy salty dried chipped beef combined with fresh and tangy ingredients with this cheese ball recipe. Chipped beef cheese balls are made with cheddar cheese, cream cheese, green onions, and dried beef. It is made with simple ingredients that give this appetizer an explosion of flavors.
26. Port Wine Cheese Ball
If you want a cheese ball with a mild flavor, this port wine cheese ball recipe is for you. It is made with port wine reduction and cheese, then rolled with toasted almonds. It tastes salty and savory with a hint of spiciness.
27. Funfetti Cake Cheese Ball
The kids will love this funfetti cake cheese ball that is so sweet and creamy at the same time. It jazzes up your regular cheese ball by adding funfetti cake mix and covering it with colorful sprinkles. It will definitely catch the attention of your guests at your celebration.
28. Death Star Cheese Ball
Star Wars fans will love this fun Death Star cheese ball. This recipe shapes the cheese ball into the Death Star and covers it with black and white sesame seeds. It looks cool and tastes amazing.
29. Pimento Cheese Ball
Add pimento peppers to your cheese ball and create a Southern favorite — pimento cheese ball. It is made with basic ingredients such as cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and nuts. That is why you can easily customize this recipe with other ingredients according to your preference.
30. French Onion Cheese Ball
If you love French onion soup, this recipe turns it into a flavorful cheese ball. French onion cheese ball is so rich, creamy, and full of onions. Serve it with toasted baguette slices to make the perfect combination.
31. Snickers Cheese Ball
Add sweet chocolatey Snicker bars to your cheese ball and create the perfect party appetizer. Snickers cheese balls have the perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate, mixed with the cheese.
32. Caramel Apple Cheese Ball
Caramel apple cheese ball tastes so sweet, tart, and cheesy. That it can be served as an appetizer as well as a dessert. It is perfect for holiday celebrations where people can keep coming back for more.
33. Strawberry Cheesecake Ball
With only 5 ingredients, you can make this strawberry cheesecake ball recipe for your next holiday celebration. It is made with a delicious strawberry cream cheese covered with chocolate chips. It is so sweet and yummy that you will run out of it in no time.
34. Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball
Taste all the flavors of jalapeno poppers all in one jalapeno popper cheese ball. This recipe is packed with cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, jalapenos, sharp cheddar, bacon, and onions.
35. Mexican Cheese Ball
With this recipe, you can make Mexican cheese balls that are full of creamy Mexican flavors. It tastes so well with tortilla chips or other snacks. Plus, it is so easy to make using the food processor.
36. BBQ Bacon Cheese Ball
This BBQ bacon cheese ball recipe has the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and salty. It is made with crispy bacon, shredded cheddar, green onions, and BBQ sauce. It all mixes into one delicious holiday cheese ball.
37. Cheese Ball Antipasto
The toppings of cheese ball antipasto look so attractive with all the different colors. This recipe tops your regular cheese ball sun-dried tomato pieces, salami pieces, chives, and red bell pepper pieces.
We love to serve this cheese ball with ritz crackers, pita chips, celery. It is the perfect holiday cheese ball recipe.
38. Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball
This recipe adds buffalo sauce to a traditional cream cheese ball, resulting in a flavorful appetizer. Buffalo cheddar cream cheese ball is the perfect Christmas appetizer that everyone will love. It is so easy to make with simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time.
39. Everything Bagel Cheese Ball
Jazz up your cheese balls by adding everything bagel seasoning, sour cream, and more. This everything bagel cheese ball is so creamy and cheesy and has so many flavors from the seasonings. Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to prepare and only uses 5 easy ingredients.
Serve with you crackers for the perfect sweet and savory flavors.
40. Cookie Dough Cheese Ball
This cookie dough cheese ball is so sweet and delicious that it will be gone in minutes. It is made with a creamy chocolate chip filling rolled in crunchy crushed pecans.
41. Date, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Ball
This date, walnut, and blue cheese ball has such a great combination of ingredients that complement each other. It is full of nutty flavors and textures that blend with the creamy and buttery texture of the cheese ball.
42. Pine Cone Cheese Ball
Impress your guests with this fun pine cone cheese ball that looks like a pine cone. It is made with Neufchatel cheese, Gruyere cheese, almonds, and more. This appetizer will get everyone into a festive mood.
43. Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath
The presentation of this holiday cheese ball wreath is out of this world. It has different colored mini cheese balls formed into a Christmas wreath. It is so beautiful and flavorful, and everyone will love it.
The perfect holiday recipe.
44. Santa Cheese Ball
Put this adorable Santa cheese ball on your dinner table and spread the holiday spirit. It is made out of a wonderful ranch and cheddar recipe, and other delicious ingredients. It has a cute bell pepper hat and a whipped cream beard.
The perfect cheese for all your holiday parties.
45. Grandma’s Holiday Cheese Ball
Make a nostalgic grandma’s holiday cheese ball that is creamy, cheesy, and has the perfect amount of crunch. Reminisce about the sweet old days with this easy appetizer.
Cover with large piece of plastic wrap until ready to serve on a holiday tray. You can even place in an airtight container.