Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

Easy Cheese Ball – simple party appetizer or snack idea

Easy Cheese Ball with a crunchy pistachio and dried cranberry coating is so good for your next party and any occasion. This Cheese Ball is made using a few simple ingredients but the flavor is awesome.

Cheese Ball Recipe

Who says that a cheese ball is only for holidays? It’s great for any season and any day! It could be the perfect party appetizer, tasty snack with crackers, nuts, or cut-up vegetables, or as I love to simply spread it on a morning toast.

This is a lighter recipe of Cheese Ball. I used light cream cheese and plain Greek yogurt to reduce some saturated fats. Greek yogurt, like sour cream, makes the cheese ball soft and creamy. So, don’t skip this ingredient!

This Cheese Ball is quick and so easy to make recipe:

Simply combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan, Greek yogurt, garlic powder, and mix together.

Then shape into a ball and coat generously with the topping stuff and your job is done!

You can make it in advance and if you’re lucky to have leftovers, keep it in a fridge for up to one week.

Easy Cheese Ball – simple party appetizer or snack idea

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Easy Cheese Ball – simple party appetizer or snack idea

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
for 10 people 15 min 0 min 15 min

Ingredients for Cheese Ball

  • 1 (8 oz/250 g) block light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (85 g) Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (40 g) Parmesan, shredded
  • 1/4 cup (45 g) plain Greek yogurt, 2% (or sour cream)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup (32 g) pistachios, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) dried cranberries, choppedEasy Cheese Ball – simple party appetizer or snack idea

How to Make Cheese Ball

  1. Place the cream cheese, Cheddar, Parmesan, Greek yogurt, and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a stand or electric hand mixer until smooth. (You can also use a wooden or silicone spatula to mix all ingredients until well combined).Easy Cheese Ball – simple party appetizer or snack idea
  2. Form the cheese mixture into a ball.
  3. Mix the chopped pistachios and dried cranberries together and place them on a cutting board.
  4. Roll the cheese ball over the toppings until fully covered.Easy Cheese Ball – simple party appetizer or snack idea
  5. Serve with crackers, mini pretzels, nuts, and enjoy!

Easy Cheese Ball – simple party appetizer or snack idea

How Many Calories in Cheese Ball

Calories (per 1 serve, 48 g): 138 cal Calories (per 100 g ): 287 cal
Fat: 9.7 g Fat: 20.2 g
Carbohydrates: 6.2 g Carbohydrates: 12.9 g
Protein: 6.8 g Protein: 14.2 g

 

Easy Cheese Ball – simple party appetizer or snack idea

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

Easy Cheese Ball with a crunchy pistachio and dried cranberry coating is so good for your next party and any occasion. This Cheese Ball is made using a few simple ingredients but the flavor is awesome.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Servings 10 people
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz/250 g block light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 85 g Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup 40 g Parmesan, shredded
  • 1/4 cup 45 g plain Greek yogurt, 2% (or sour cream)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup 32 g pistachios, chopped
  • 1/4 cup 30 g dried cranberries, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Place the cream cheese, Cheddar, Parmesan, Greek yogurt, and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a stand or electric hand mixer until smooth. (You can also use a wooden or silicone spatula to mix all ingredients until well combined).
  • Form the cheese mixture into a ball.
  • Mix the chopped pistachios and dried cranberries together and place them on a cutting board.
  • Roll the cheese ball over the toppings until fully covered.
  • Serve with crackers, mini pretzels, nuts, and enjoy!

Notes

How Many Calories in Cheese Ball
Calories (per 1 serve, 48 g): 138 cal Calories (per 100 g ): 287 cal
Fat: 9.7 g Fat: 20.2 g
Carbohydrates: 6.2 g Carbohydrates: 12.9 g
Protein: 6.8 g Protein: 14.2 g
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