January 19, 2013

Diana's Cheeseball - My Favorite


This is my absolute FAVORITE cheeseball.  This is the recipe that got me hooked on cheeseballs.  Not the store bought kind that I am not even sure what they are made out of, but the good homemade kind.  This recipe comes from my beautiful boss, Diana.  She makes it for us every once-in-a-while for special occasions.   

I made it for New Year's Eve and it was a huge hit.  With "The Big Game" coming up, everyone needs some good appetizers to serve, this one is perfect.    

Diana's Cheeseball
adapted from: Diana J.
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c. green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/3 c. dried minced onion
1 Tbl. Miracle Whip
3/4 tsp. dry mustard powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. Accent
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. vinegar
1/2 jar (3 Tbl.) Pimento cheese spread
sliced almonds, for rolling
crackers, for serving

Combine all ingredients (except almonds and crackers) and stir together until well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.  Pour sliced almonds onto a plate.  Remove cheeseball from fridge and form into a ball and roll in sliced almonds.  Serve with desired crackers.  

Jenn's Notes: After I mix everything together, I leave on the counter for 20 minutes and stir several times to ensure the dried onions get fully hydrated and don't end up crunchy.  Then, I refrigerate until firm and easy to roll into a ball.      

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very flavorful cheese ball:@)

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  2. I've never made a cheese ball myself. But this picture got me hooked and I will be definitely making it for the next dinner party.

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    1. You really need to make this your first cheeseball! It is so simple and everyone will love it! - Jenn

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    1. Ha Ha, I know, huh? It really is my favorite though, I'm not just saying that. Let me know what you think. - Jenn

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  4. I will be trying this for the Super Bowl !

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  5. My kids love cheese balls--when they visit there better be one in the fridge! This looks like a great recipe, can't wait to try it. I have our favorite one on my blog. But I'm always open to a new taste tested recipe. Thanks.

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    1. I'll swing by and check it out! - Jenn

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  6. I'll have to give this a try! Pinning to my recipe board! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Tammy

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  7. I love that pimento cheese, definately making this cheese ball.
    Wanda Ann @ memoriesbythemile.com

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    1. Let me know what you think! - Jenn

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  8. I find it really funny how it's titled "My Favorite Cheeseball" because my grandmother gave me an album of all her recipes, including "My Favorite Cheeseball." I don't think the recipe was like yours though!

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    1. I would love to try your Grandma's recipe if you feel like sharing it? My email is on the top left of my page in the "About Me" section if you are interested. - Jenn

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  9. Love it! I haven't seen a cheeseball recipe that used that jar of pimiento spread. Great idea!

    If you don't mind I wanted to invite you to come link up at Recipe Sharing Monday and share your favorite recipes. Have a super week. :)

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