Ham and Cheese Ball

Ham and Cheese Ball recipe – dangerously delicious! Great for tailgating and holiday parties!! Ham, swiss, cheddar, cream cheese, dijon mustard, Worcestershire, brown sugar and a little onion. I’m totally addicted to these flavors! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. #appetizer #ham #creamcheese #glutenfree #partyfood #gameday

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Easy Cheese Ball Recipe for Parties

Cheese balls are a favorite at tailgates and holiday parties. I love that they can be made in advance and they taste great! This Ham and Cheese Ball is a new favorite. I’ve made this several times over the past month, and I just can’t get enough of it! I am addicted to the flavors! Ham, swiss, cheddar, cream cheese, dijon mustard, Worcestershire, brown sugar and a little onion. OMG! YUM!

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How to Make Ham Cheese Ball

This appetizer is super easy to make. Combine softened cream cheese, diced ham, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, dijon, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and onion powder. Divide the mixture into two and shape into balls. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Before serving, roll each ball in chopped pecans and dried parsley.

  • You can make this several days in advance and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it. If making ahead, I suggest coating the cheese ball in nuts right before serving.
  • Can use low-fat cream cheese to cut down on the calories.
  • Is Ham & Cheese Ball gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free. Make sure to use Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce.
  • Store the cheese ball in the refrigerator wrapped in plastic wrap and in an air-tight container or ziplock bag for up to 2 weeks.
  • To freeze the cheese ball, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap without the nuts. Place the cheese ball in a freezer bag and freeze up to a month. When ready to serve, thaw and roll in nuts before serving.
ham and cheese ball on a cracker

What to Serve with a Cheese Ball

I served this Ham and Cheese ball with some crackers. It would also be great with some celery or bell pepper slices. This recipe makes two cheese balls. Perfect for tailgating and SUPER BOWL parties. You could even roll these into mini cheeseballs so everyone has their own personal appetizer.

ham and cheese ball on a cracker

Ham & Cheese Ball

Yield: 2 cheese balls
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Ham and Cheese Ball recipe – dangerously delicious! Great for tailgating and holiday parties!! Ham, swiss, cheddar, cream cheese, dijon mustard, Worcestershire, brown sugar and a little onion. I'm totally addicted to these flavors! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Ingredients:

  • 16- oz cooked ham chopped
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Instructions:

  • Combine ham, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, cream cheese, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and onion powder.
  • Divide mixture into two portions and shape into balls. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  • Remove cheese balls from plastic wrap and roll in chopped pecans and parsley.

Steph

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  1. Hi, nice recipe! About the cream cheese, do you mean 2 packages of 8 oz each, or 2 packages, in total 8 oz, so in 4 oz each?

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