Garlic onion cheese ball is a delicious and classic cheese ball recipe. Tons of garlic and cheddar flavor make this the best appetizer or snack. Try this for Game Day, holidays and more.

Close up image of garlic onion cheese ball with a side of crackers.

Homemade Cheese Ball Recipe:

My family loves a good Cheese ball recipe. We have to have a cheese ball as an appetizer during the holidays and this delicious garlic cheese ball recipe is amazing.

How can you cook a delicious meal during the holidays if you don’t have a cheese ball to munch on? This simple 5 ingredient garlic cheese ball will be your new family tradition.

This is what I call the classic cheese ball recipe. It has the delicious garlic and cheddar flavor with the hint of green onions in there.

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Simple Ingredients!

Don’t waste your money and  buy a premade cheese ball, when they are so easy to make. I think you will be shocked how simple and delicious this garlic cheese ball recipe is to make at home!

Since this cheese ball has simple ingredients that means you can serve a delicious appetizer that is easy on your budget especially during the holidays.

Making this cheese ball recipe for an appetizer is always a hit around our house. It is a great way to gather your friends and family around the table.

Close up image of Garlic Onion Cheese ball with a side of crackers.

How do you make an easy cheese ball?

You will be amazed how easy it is to make a cheese ball. With only a few simple ingredients this appetizer will come together in no time.

It is as simple as combining the ingredients and shaping the mixture into a ball. If you can do that you will have an amazing appetizer that pleases a crowd.

Plus it taste so much better than a store bought cheese ball and you know exactly what ingredients were used. Plus you can modify the ingredients if you needed to.

What to serve with a cheese ball?

Nothing says a holiday meal without having a cheese ball. It is the perfect appetizer to bring your family and friends together. Here are some of our favorite sides to have:

  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Pita Chips
  • Baguettes
Ingredients needed for garlic onion cheese ball - Cream Cheese, Garlic Salt, Chopped Green Onions, Cheese, Pecans.

Garlic onion cheese ball ingredients:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Garlic Salt
  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Chopped Pecans

How to make garlic onion cheese ball:

  • Make sure you cream cheese is softened so you can stir it. If needed, soften it in the microwave.
  • Mix in garlic salt, onions and shredded cheese until combined. You can even use a hand mixer.
Close up image of the process of rolling cheese ball in chopped pecans on a cutting board.
  • Place in the fridge and let cool until the cream cheese gets hard.
  • Pour the pecans on a piece of saran wrap. Place the harden cheese on top.
  • Roll the mixture into a ball and roll the cheese ball in the pecans cover the ball.

Serve immediately or place in the fridge until ready to eat. Serve with crackers. We like to sprinkle with some black pepper before placing in the fridge.

Tips for the perfect cheese ball:

  • It is best that you cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing. This avoids any clumps and it is so much easier to mix.
  • We like adding in some sour cream to make it extra creamy.
  • Perfect cheese ball for a party!
  • If you are serving at your next football party, make it in the shape of a football. Your fans will love this.
  • If you love bacon as much as we do, you can add some crumbled bacon for that extra flavor or even bacon bits would work.
  • You can also do mini cheese ball. These would be perfect for a charcuterie board. Just simply roll them in mini balls and insert toothpicks in each one.
  • Try different types of cheeses – Cheddar is our favorite but have also used pepper jack cheese, Monterrey Jack Cheese, or Colby Cheese. All would be a perfect combination with this cheese ball.
  • You can also use onion powder if you didn’t want green onions.
  • If you like to add a little spice, you can add in some hot sauce.
Close up image of a Garlic Onion Cheese ball with a side of crackers.

How long do cheese ball last?

This is the perfect appetizer to make ahead of time. This is always a plus for me especially during the holidays. I try to find recipes, especially appetizers that I can make ahead of time so they can be easily served without a lot of effort.

This cheese ball last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Just make sure that you are using fresh ingredients so that doesn’t impact the freshness of the cheese ball.

Can you freeze cheese balls?

Yes, you can freeze a cheese ball. Our recommendation is that you freeze it before you roll into the toppings.

Then wrap your cheese ball in plastic wrap and place in a freezer safe container. This lasts about 1 mont. Once you are ready to serve, thaw and roll in your toppings.

Close up image of Garlic Onion Cheese ball with a side of crackers and a serving knife.

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We love appetizers. These are some of our favorites and I know that you will become yours too. All of these are easy to make with simple ingredients.

Try garlic onion cheese ball recipe!

The cream cheese mixture has lots of garlic and onion for a delicious cheese ball recipe. It is one of our favorite holiday appetizer recipes to try.

Once you make this classic cheese ball recipe, the garlic powder and cheddar cheese will be a hit for sure. Once you roll it into the pecans, it looks so festive.

You can make this into lots of shapes. It is fun to make into the shape of a football for Game Day or even mini cheese ball bites for parties.

You will love how easy this recipe is.

Close up image of cheese ball with a knife and a side of crackers.

Print this easy cheese ball recipe below:

Garlic and Onion Cheddar Cheese Ball Recipe

5 from 10 votes
The best appetizer for the holidays: Try this simple Garlic cheese ball recipe. This entire family will love this Garlic and onion Cheese ball recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 65
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 3 Green Onion Stalks Diced
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1/8 cup Chopped Pecans

Instructions

  • Make sure you cream cheese is softened so you can stir it. If needed, soften it in the microwave.
  • Mix in garlic salt, onions and cheddar cheese until combined.
  • Place in the fridge and let cool until the cream cheese gets hard.
  • Pour the pecans on a piece of saran wrap. Place the harden cheese on top.
  • Roll the cream cheese into the shape of a ball and roll it into the pecans to cover the ball.
  • Serve immediately or place in the fridge for an hour until ready to eat.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers.

Recipe Notes

This simple 5 ingredient garlic cheese ball will be your new family tradition.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 16g, Calories 65kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 1g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 52mg, Potassium 35mg, Vitamin A 230IU, Vitamin C 0.6mg, Calcium 25mg, Iron 0.1mg

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