By omitting the sour cream and adding some cheddar cheese to my favorite dip, I invented quite a delicious cheese ball! Finely grated cheddar is ideal for a more uniform texture & appealing appearance, but making it with the thicker shreds didn’t make it any less tasty.
I’ll post the Creamy Dill & Green Onion Dip recipe next time I make it because I keep eating it so fast that I haven’t had a chance to take a photograph yet!
Dill, Cheddar & Green Onion Cheese Ball
Makes 1 small cheese ball (slightly larger than those sold in the supermarket). Double the recipe for a larger cheese ball.
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
2 finely chopped green onions
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 t fresh parsley, chopped fine (optional)
½ t dill weed
¼ t garlic powder
½ t salt
1 cup chopped pecans
Mush everything but the nuts together with your hands until it is well combined, shape it into a ball and roll it in the chopped nuts. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least two hours or overnight and leave out of the fridge a few hours before serving.
Recipe by Veronica Miller
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My mom always made a dill cheese ball when I was growing up. I’ve tried several recipes, and this is my favorite. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I bring it to all of my work and family functions.
Oh my goodness, I’m so happy to hear that! :D
what could I use besides pecans? I am bringing this to a work party but I have some co-workers with nut allergies
You could put crushed Dorito’s on the outside or even leave it naked.
Great idea! Any particular flavor?
Whatever floats your boat! Both cool ranch and regular sound good to me personally.
I made this (my English friends had never heard of a cheese ball…) My SO can’t have nuts, so I rolled it in crushed pretzels! Amazing!!!
I just made this cheese ball for tonight’s New Years party and I made it with a twist. No dill, but a little of cilantro and mixed the pecans with Organic Golden Light Blue Agave sweetener and it is delicious! Thanks!
Wondering if you use fresh or dried dill? Thanks!
Dried. If you use fresh you’d need more of it…double or 3 times the amount.