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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your dinner menu. Sure the main dish and classic sides are important and what everyone looks forward too, but sometimes it’s nice to have a few light snacks on the table. Not everyone wants a heavy meal, and some people like to snack before and after they eat dinner. This Thanksgiving cheese ball recipe makes a great appetizer or snack. It’s easy to make and sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
This Thanksgiving cheese ball is the perfect combination of flavors. You get the creaminess of the cream cheese, and the sharpness of the cheddar creates the perfect bite. When you add the crunch of the pecans and saltiness of the olives and garlic, you get everything you ever wanted in a snack. Once you try it, this cheese ball will be on your Thanksgiving table ever year.
Cheese Ball Ingredient Substitutions
This Thanksgiving cheese ball recipe is pretty tasty just the way it is, but you can also substitute the ingredients for others you prefer. You can leave out the olive, nuts, or garlic, and even switch the types of cheese that you use. Some people prefer to mix in dried beef or bacon bits. You can even add other spices such as onion powder and dill to give it that exact flavor you are craving.
Foods To Serve With Thanksgiving Cheese Ball
One of the reasons this recipe is so popular is because it’s perfect for large families or dinner parties. You can serve the cheese ball with a variety of different foods. It tastes great when spread on crackers, but you can also use it as a dip for vegetables and even fruit. You can even serve small cubes of bread beside it. It also stores easily and lasts for several days. You can even send some home with your guests in a small container.
When to Serve Cheese Ball
You can enjoy cheeseball anytime. Even though this is a Thanksgiving recipe, it can be enjoyed any time of year. It’s perfect as a New Year’s even snack or to enjoy while opening gifts on Christmas day. You can even serve it at birthday parties, cookouts, and potlucks. It’s easy to make, and you can make it as big or small as you want to fit the occasion and party size. You can even whip one up for a tasty midnight snack or to enjoy while watching a movie with your family. Anytime is a good time for a cheeseball.Print
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese
- 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
- 2 Tablespoons grated onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1 (2.25 ounce) can green olives
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- In a food processor, mix the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, blue cheese, onion, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Process until well blended. Add olives, and pulse into small chunks.
- Shape the mixture into a ball, and roll in the chopped pecans to coat.
- Wrap in plastic, and chill at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.