Nutty cheese ball with round crackers and a cheese knife on a bamboo tray on a brown wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Nutty Cheese Ball

A cheese ball wrapped in pecans is a perfect appetizer or snack any time of the year. Mix a few things together, shape, cool, and serve!

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At first, I wasn’t sure about this nutty cheese ball, but it was absolutely delicious! I got the recipe from a friend, but I hadn’t actually tried it before we made it. And we’ve made it a few times since then.

Typically, as much as I LOVE cheese, I don’t care for Swiss cheese much. I also don’t like nuts on most things. But man, it really comes together for a great flavor!

I made this a few weeks ago and we took it to my in-laws while we were hanging out at the pool and it was gone. None left. Such a perfect light and cold snack for a warm pool day.

It would also be a perfect appetizer to make for a potluck or a holiday party. We served it with some round Sociables brand crackers. Although I also ate it with some Wheat Thins when those ran out and they were just as good with it.

Nutty Cheese Ball Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup swiss cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp chives
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • Crackers
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Preparation

Place all ingredients except pecans and crackers in the mixer bowl.

Attach flat beater and set speed to 4 for 1 minute, or until well blended.

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Use plastic wrap to shape the mixture into a ball.

Cheese ball formed in a sphere on a piece of plastic wrap on a brown wooden surface

Roll ball in chopped pecans.

Cheese ball rolled in chopped nuts on a round white plate on a brown wooden surface

Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until serving.

Serve with crackers.

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Nutty Cheese Ball Leftovers

Store leftover nutty cheese ball in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The pecans will start to soften a bit, but we were able to snack on this for a couple of days after it was made.

Recipe

Originally Published On: September 19, 2022

Nutty cheese ball with round crackers and a cheese knife on a bamboo tray on a brown wooden surface (with title overlay)

Nutty Cheese Ball

A cheese ball wrapped in pecans is a perfect appetizer or snack any time of the year. Mix a few things together, shape, cool, and serve!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course:
Appetizer
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Snack
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegetarian
Keyword:
appetizer
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cheddar cheese
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cheese
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cheese ball
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crackers
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cream cheese
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snack
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swiss cheese
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
Servings: 20
4.88 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup swiss cheese (shredded)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tbsp chives
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup pecans (finely chopped)
  • Crackers

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except pecans and crackers in the mixer bowl
  • Attach flat beater and set speed to 4 for 1 minute, or until well blended
  • Use plastic wrap to shape the mixture into a ball
  • Roll ball in chopped pecans
  • Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until serving
  • Serve with crackers

Notes

Nutrition facts does not include crackers. 
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Nutrition Facts
Nutty Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

15 thoughts on “Nutty Cheese Ball”

  1. 5 stars
    I like that the ingredients of this recipe are easy to source locally. I would like to try this recipe at home for my family.

  2. 5 stars
    Have a dinner party this weekend; everyone loves cheese, so that I will try this out. It looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! If I remember, ill come back and tell you how it goes.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow! This nutty cheeseball looks yummy! Awesome Unique dish I may say! Perfect for any plain pastry for a spread. Loved it!

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