Try these best Christmas cheese ball recipes at your next holiday gathering. We have 45 Christmas cheese ball ideas that are all crowd pleasers.

Try these Christmas cheese ball recipes at your next holiday gathering. We have 45 Christmas cheese ball ideas that are all crowd pleasers.  They are so quick and easy to make, plus there are so many variations and flavors that you can try. #christmasonadime #christmascheeseballrecipes #cheeseballrecipes
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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.

Try these Christmas cheese ball recipes at your next holiday gathering. We have 45 Christmas cheese ball ideas that are all crowd pleasers.  They are so quick and easy to make, plus there are so many variations and flavors that you can try. #christmasonadime #christmascheeseballrecipes #cheeseballrecipes

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.

Classic Cheese Ball
This cheese ball is made with cheddar cheese, cream cheese, green onion, and spices, and coated in chopped pecans.
Classic Cheese Ball

2. Pepperoni Cheese Ball

Each bite from this pepperoni cheese ball tastes just like pizza.

Pepperoni Cheese Ball
Just like our other cheese ball recipes, you are going to start with cream cheese, shredded cheese, and garlic salt. However, we jazz it up by adding some diced pepperonis and some Italian seasoning.
Pepperoni Cheese Ball

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.

Garlic and Onion Cheddar Cheese Ball
Garlic onion cheese ball is a delicious and classic cheese ball recipe. Tons of garlic and cheddar flavor make this the best appetizer or snack.
Garlic and Onion Cheddar Cheese Ball

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.

Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls
With only a few simple ingredients, you can make a really simple cheese ball.
Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls

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.

Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball
This simple pineapple pecan cheese ball does have pineapple in it, but it also has two tablespoons of chopped onion and a dash of garlic salt.  That onion and garlic salt turned this into a savory cheese ball rather than sweet.
Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

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.

Mini Cheeseball Bites
These mini-sized cheeseballs have cheddar cheese and everything bagel seasoning, rolled in pecans, and then topped with a pretzel stick. Delicious and easy-to-make appetizer finger food.
Mini Cheeseball Bites

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.

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.
Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Ball

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.

Snowman Cheese Ball
This Christmas appetizer is easy to make with only a few simple ingredients.
Snowman Cheese Ball

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.

Smoked Cheese Ball
This simple-to-prepare Smoked Cheese Ball made with gouda, cream cheese, and covered in crushed pecans is a delicious spread.
Smoked Cheese Ball

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.

Mini Smoked Cheese Balls
Learn to make this delicious mini smoky cheese ball recipe featuring a variety of festive and fun flavors for the perfect party or holiday appetizer.
Mini Smoked Cheese Balls

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.

Cranberry and Blue Cheese Ball
This 5-ingredient Cranberry & Blue Cheese Ball is an easy, on-the-go appetizer. Simply serve with crackers or veggies.
Cranberry and Blue Cheese Ball

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.

Greek Cheese Ball
Cream cheese, kalamata olives, and feta cheese, along with all the seasonings make this a great party and holiday appetizer.
Greek Cheese Ball

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.

Basil Pesto goat cheese ball
A light, fresh cheese ball recipe that can be made well in advance to serve a crowd at your next party.
Basil Pesto goat cheese ball

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.

Extra Melty Fried Cheese Ball
For extra melty texture and flavor, this fried cheese ball recipe calls for three different kinds of cheese: tangy-flavored Greek feta cheese, soft and sweet Gouda, and salty mature cheddar cheese.
Extra Melty Fried Cheese Ball

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.

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Ball
Packed with tangy goat cheese, sweet dried cranberries, pecans, and green onions, this cheese ball is sure to be a hit at any gathering!
Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Ball

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.

Bacon Horseradish Cheese Ball
A homemade cheese ball made with blue cheese, cream cheese, cheddar, horseradish, and bacon for a homemade classic holiday appetizer or party.
Bacon Horseradish Cheese Ball

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.

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.
Taco Cheese Ball

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.

Party Cheese Ball
Impress all of your guests with a delicious Party Cheese Ball. This creamy Party Cheese Ball with a nutty exterior is usually the first dish to disappear from the appetizer table!
Party Cheese Ball

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.

Hot Pepper Peach Preserves Cheese Ball
The outside appears to be a fluffy white snowball, but the inside is a lovely combination of creamy cheese, sweet-but-spicy hot pepper peach preserves, pungent onion, and fiery jalapeno.
Hot Pepper Peach Preserves Cheese Ball

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.

Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball
Made with cashew cheese flavored with Dijon mustard and a hint of maple syrup, you'd never guess it was dairy-free!
Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball

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.

Spinach Artichoke Cheese Ball
It’s rich, creamy, and loaded with spinach and artichokes.  Big on flavor and easy to make ahead of time, this is the perfect party snack!
Spinach Artichoke Cheese 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.

Crab Cheese Ball
This cheese ball is a simple party appetizer that is full of crab meat and cheese and so delicious!
Crab Cheese Ball

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.

Fancy Christmas Cheese Ball
Filled with three different types of cheese and studded with gorgeous pomegranate seeds. It looks classy as all get out, but is also crazy easy to make.
Fancy Christmas Cheese Ball

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.

Dill Pickle Cheese Ball
Made from softened cream cheese and chopped dill pickles, this cheese ball tastes almost exactly like dill pickle chip dip.
Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

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.

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball
Easy Chipped Beef Cheese Ball is the perfect appetizer full of cheddar cheese, cream cheese, green onions, and dried beef. Salty-dried chipped beef pairs perfectly with fresh and tangy ingredients to make each bite an explosion of flavor!
Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

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.

Port Wine Cheese Ball
A refined version of the retro cheeseball made with a port wine reduction and cheese then rolled with toasted almonds.
Port Wine Cheese Ball

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.

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.
Funfetti Cake Cheese Ball

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.

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.
Death Star Cheese Ball

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.

Pimento Cheese Ball
Pimento cheese is a blend of cheddar cheese, pimento peppers, mayo, and cream cheese. The ball is then finished by rolling it in chopped nuts and parsley.
Pimento Cheese Ball

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.

French Onion Cheese Ball
A  French Onion Cheese Ball with toasted baguette slices makes the perfect game-watching appetizer and it is much less likely to spill during the celebration of a big play. 
French Onion Cheese Ball

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.

Snickers Cheese Ball
Snickers Cheese Ball is so easy. All you do is mix ingredients together and refrigerate. SO simple to make.
Snickers Cheese Ball

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.

Caramel Apple Cheese Ball
This quick and easy Caramel Apple Cheese Ball recipe works for a holiday appetizer idea, snack, or dessert! This sweet and salty treat would be perfect for a potluck or party.
Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

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.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ball
When making this, I want to mention that the mixture is really soft. I found the best way to handle it was to place it on a big piece of plastic wrap, shape it into a ball and freeze it for at least an hour.
Strawberry Cheesecake Ball

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.

Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball
This Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball Recipe is full of all of your favorite jalapeno popper flavors like crisp smoked bacon, spicy minced jalapeno, sharp cheddar, and smooth cream cheese.
Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball

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.

Mexican Cheese Ball
This Mexican Cheese Ball is an easy creamy Mexican flavored ball that can be eaten with chips or sliced veggies.
Mexican Cheese Ball

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.

BBQ Bacon Cheese Ball
First off, it is the perfect combination of sweet and savory and salty. Second, it only calls for 6 ingredients. Third, it only takes about 10 minutes total to prep (plus extra time to chill), and can be made in advance.
BBQ Bacon 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.

Cheese Ball Antipasto
Full of antipasto ingredients on the inside and covered in them on the outside! Serve it on a platter with cold meats such as salami and prosciutto, PLUS crackers!
Cheese Ball Antipasto

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.

Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball
Making a Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball is so easy! It only takes 10 minutes to whip up this savory appetizer recipe, perfect for parties or game day!
Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball

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.

Everything Bagel Cheese Ball
Made with just 5 ingredients, including everything bagel seasoning, and 5 minutes of prep, this cream cheese ball will quickly become your go-to party appetizer!
Everything Bagel 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.

Cookie Dough Cheese Ball
Cookie Dough Cheese Ball is an easy dessert appetizer that everyone loves. The middle is a creamy chocolate chip filling rolled in crushed pecans.
Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

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.

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.
Date, Walnut, and Blue 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.

Pine Cone Cheese Ball
It’s tasty, it’s easy to make (you can make it a day in advance, just do the nuts on the day of), and it makes for an excellent centerpiece to any holiday snack spread.
Pine Cone Cheese Ball

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.

Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath
Tangy cream cheese, zesty ranch, shredded cheddar, and bacon make this Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath an addictively delicious appetizer! Each mini cheese ball is rolled in pecans, cranberries, or dried wasabi peas for gorgeous color and flavor.
Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath

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.

Santa Cheese Ball
This version of the Santa Cheese Ball is made out of a wonderful ranch and cheddar recipe. It’s perfect for a quick and easy holiday party appetizer!
Santa Cheese Ball

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.

Grandma’s Holiday Cheese Ball
This is the most wonderfully spiced cheese ball that is wonderfully creamy, cheesy, and has the perfect amount of crunch!
Grandma’s Holiday Cheese Ball
Try these Christmas cheese ball recipes at your next holiday gathering. We have 45 Christmas cheese ball ideas that are all crowd pleasers.  They are so quick and easy to make, plus there are so many variations and flavors that you can try. #christmasonadime #christmascheeseballrecipes #cheeseballrecipes

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