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Mini Cheese Balls Recipe served on a white plate with crackers and pretzels
5 from 1 vote

Mini Cheese Balls

Are you tired of making the SAME old cheese ball? I have a SIMPLE solution for you to try! Mini Cheese Balls! They are the perfect finger food for any party
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  • 8 oz  softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup shredded firm cheese cheddar, parmesan, pepper jack or gouda
  • Salt & pepper
  • Coating topping of your choice chopped pistachios, chives, tarragon, hulled pumpkin seeds, bacon and paprika, almonds, sesame seeds, walnuts, etc..


  • Mix together cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add in lemon zest and mix in your shredded cheese of choice. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well until you have a creamy texture. You can use a hand or stand mixer.
  • With moistened hands, form into 1 inch balls and chill for about 3-4 hours.
  • After balls have chilled, roll in toppings. May then be kept in refrigerator until guests arrive. Have fun with a variety of toppings and cheese! Serve with crackers and pretzels :)


Recipe Notes:

Makes about 20 mini balls

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 61kcal (3%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 5g (8%)Saturated Fat: 3g (15%)Cholesterol: 18mg (6%)Sodium: 73mg (3%)Potassium: 23mg (1%)Vitamin A: 210IU (4%)Calcium: 52mg (5%)Iron: 0.1mg (1%)