Food & Recipes

9 Creamy Cheese Balls to Make for the Big Game

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 10:50 AM, January 29, 2016

Internal

Aired January 29, 2016

No game-day menu is complete without a creamy and delicious cheese ball to set out on your snack table. From a buffalo cheese ball to a Mexican cheese ball to a cannoli dessert cheese ball, we’ve got something for everyone at your game day gathering.

No. 1: Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Ball

For an option this is a bit more sophisticated than the typical cheese ball, try this spinach and artichoke recipe!

No. 2: Everything Bagel Cheese Ball

With poppy and sesame seeds, garlic, onion and cream cheese, this cheese ball tastes like you just picked up a bagel and schmear at the corner deli, yum!

No. 3: Honey-Dijon Cheese Ball

For a sweet and salty option, try this honey-dijon cheese ball, which is coated with crushed pretzels!

No. 4: Ranch Goat Cheese Ball Present

This elevated cheese ball features the earthiness of goat cheese balanced with the freshness of sour cream, dill and chives.

No. 5: Cannoli Cheese Ball

For dessert, we have a rich, creamy cannoli cheese ball for you! Yup, you heard that right – a cheese ball that has all the flavors of a cannoli, served with vanilla cookies and graham crackers for dipping.

No. 6: Buffalo Cheese Ball

A buffalo-wing-style cheese ball? Yes, please! This recipe combines cream cheese, sour cream, blue cheese, pretzels, cheddar, hot sauce and minced veggies for a creamy, tangy, spicy flavor explosion. Serve with carrots and celery sticks. Yum!

No. 7: Bacon, Cheddar and Ranch Cheese Ball

This cheese ball is shaped like a football and the tangy ranch flavor pairs perfectly with a salty bacon crust – can we eat this right now?

No. 8: Mom's Nut and Cheddar Ball

This sweet, savory and spicy cheese ball is Rachael’s mom’s recipe, and a family classic. It combines the sharp flavor of cheddar with tangy cream cheese, spicy chutney and ginger, and the richness of macadamia nuts.

No. 9: Favorite Mexican Party Cheese Ball

This cheese ball is a creamy blend of all your favorite Mexican flavors, with pepper jack cheese, salsa, cilantro and lime blended with cream cheese for creaminess and finished with a crispy tortilla chip crust.

Which of these cheese balls are you excited to try first?