Crowd Pleasing Cheese Ball

I got this wonderfully delicious cheeseball recipe from my mother-in-law. She is an amazing cook and this appetizer lives up to it’s name. I served it at my recipe swap last week and it was a huge hit! It’s creamy and also has a nice salty bite to it. Plus, all the ingredients were things I had on hand, so I could whip this up in a pinch for a quick appetizer.


Crowd Pleasing Cheese Ball
Source: My Mother-in-Law

1 8oz. block cream cheese (I used fat free)
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp. season salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, plus extra for topping

Soften cream cheese. Mix in celery, onion, season salt, & nuts. Roll into ball and cover with additional chopped nuts. Chill for several hours before serving with crackers. You can also just serve this in a shallow dish if you do not wish to roll into a ball.

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  1. Oh how fun! I’ve never made my own cheese ball before!

  2. I have been wanting to make another cheeseball, maybe I will for a holiday party of some sort.

  3. This looks great! I love the addition of walnuts.

  4. I make this only I mix in a small cup of that prepared port wine cheese…gives it an extra punch.