French Onion Cheese Ball

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 12:18 PM, January 23, 2015

Aired January 28, 2015


EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
1 8-ounce brick cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup Gruyère or Swiss cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Fried onions, for coating
Chives, for garnish
Crackers or crostini, for serving


Heat a few drizzles of EVOO in a medium sauté pan over a medium heat. Add onions, season with salt and pepper and let cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

In a bowl, mix together the cooled caramelized onions, cream cheese, sour cream, grated cheese, dried thyme and red pepper flakes.

Form the cheese mixture into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap to chill for at least 1 hour.

Before serving, remove the cheese ball from the fridge and roll it in the fried onions. Use a few small-cut chives to make stiches on the top so it looks like a football.

Serve with crackers or crostini alongside.