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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


  • 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


  • 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!


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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