Green Onion Party Cheeseball

by Suzanne on January 21, 2013

in Appetizers and Snacks

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had my friend Lisa’s cheese ball…a lot.  Everyone who tries it says “who made the cheese ball?” She loves the compliments, who doesn’t when it comes to something you’ve made. For the 10th time I asked her what the recipe was and this time I remembered it and now I’m sharing the love with all of you. The great thing about this recipe is it takes all of 5 minutes to assemble and then chill time, which can be a day or two ahead of time. The garlic and onion flavor is intense and the added cheddar gives it a nice flavor too, but you may have some serious garlic breath after you eat this so make sure you share it with your loved ones :). If you want the perfect appetizer for any party then you need to try it out on your friends and listen for the question “Who made the cheese ball?”

Green Onion Party Cheeseball

16 oz. cream cheese
6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 dry ranch green onion packet, if you can’t find green onion regular ranch is great too
1/2  cup toasted pecans chopped


Step 1:  In a medium size mixing bowl mix the dry ranch packet with the softened cream cheese with an electric hand mixer or with a spoon until mixed well.

Step 2:  Add the shredded cheddar cheese and mix well.

Step 3:  Get a large piece of wax paper and put the shopped nuts on it.

Step 4:  Put a little vegetable oil on your hands and shape the mixture into a ball, then roll in the nuts.  Wrap in  plastic and refrigerate a few hours.   When ready to eat serve with crackers and enjoy.

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1 The Café Sucré Farine January 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

I NEED a few cracker with this yummy stuff on it right now! I can see why this would be such a big hit! And I love how simple it is to throw together!

2 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I’ve got some crackers so come on over Chris!

3 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

This is perfect party food!

4 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm

thanks Laura 🙂

5 Patty January 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Who made the cheese ball??? I have to try the recipe just to hear the compliments;-)
Maybe for the Super Bowl?!! Thanks for sharing xxooxx and Go Niners !!!

6 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Yes you gotta try this Patty, and I hope your 49ers win for you!!

7 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 21, 2013 at 6:54 pm

This sounds so good. I make a cheeseball with a bit of crushed pineapple but I’m going to give this a try. It might be my new favourite!4

8 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I make one too if pineapple and it’s really good but this is seriously yummy too.

9 CCU January 22, 2013 at 2:16 am

I need to have a party right now 😀

Choc Chip Uru

10 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Me too 🙂 so come on over!

11 BakedAkaskan September 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I have never seen green onion ranch dip. Is this possibly by Hidden Valley?!

12 Suzanne September 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

Yes, it’s Hidden Valley, I got it at Walmart.

13 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings January 22, 2013 at 10:20 am

This looks Oh-So-Awesome! I wanna bury myself in this!!! On my Paleo diet, I can’t indulge in cheese until after my 30th day, but for sure, this recipe will be filed under my “treats” folder! I can’t stay away from cheese forever now, could I? Can’t wait to try this some day…

14 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I know what you mean this little cheese ball can call name from way across the room..:) good luck with your new diet Jen.

15 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction January 23, 2013 at 11:29 am

This sounds like perfect party food!

16 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm

thanks Jess.

17 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} January 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm

OMG – this is my kind of snack! And so perfect for the upcoming superbowl. You hit a touchdown with this one (no pun inteneded). Delish!!!!

18 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I think we all crave a good cheese ball.

19 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) January 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Gosh, I have to try this and I’d better make sure there are people around when it’s time to serve it or I’d most likely eat the entire ball! Totally my kind of eats!

20 Terra January 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm

I love finding new fun appetizer ideas! This really does sound delicious! Hugs, Terra

21 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Awe thanks Terra, hugs to you too.

22 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts January 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Yum – what a great thing to have for a party!

23 Suzanne January 24, 2013 at 11:09 pm

thanks Erin 🙂

24 Heide M. January 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Thank you for posting this. This dip is perfect for game day.

25 Suzanne January 29, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Your welcome Heide, hope you like it as much as we do.

26 Rachael April 6, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Oh my! I have always feared making the great cheese ball, but LOVE them. I found your recipe via Pinterest and thought this was easy enough and should give it a go. I am so glad I did. Found the Green Onion packet too. I just finished making this for a family function tomorrow and couldn’t help but take a little taste and this is so delicious! Thanks so much for posting this!! Just might be my new go to for a bring along finger food!!

27 Suzanne April 6, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Awesome Rachel, so glad you made it! I know everyone will love it and be asking how you made it.

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