Pepperoni cheese ball is the best snack for parties, Game Day and more. The flavor is amazing and everyone loves the pepperoni.

Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.

Pepperoni cheese ball

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of cheese balls. Our entire family (extended family included) loves my Bacon Ranch cheese ball and the garlic and onion cheese ball recipes.

However, I didn’t want to make the same old cheese ball recipe this year. This year, I decided to make this Pepperoni Cheese ball recipe.

Who doesn’t love pizza… I mean everyone loves pizza so it was obvious to me to turn it into a cheese ball.

Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.

Everyone will love this easy cheese ball recipe!

Just like our other cheese ball recipes, you are going to start with cream cheese, shredded cheese, and garlic salt. However, we jazz it up by adding in some diced pepperonis and some Italian seasoning.

The best part is probably the delicious coating. Instead of rolling it in nuts, I rolled it in crushed ritz crackers mixed in with Parmesan cheese…. YUM!

This pepperoni cheese ball was a crowd pleaser. Everyone was asking for the recipe, and I think your family will agree. This year, if you have a fun gathering, make sure you bring this delicious recipe for a fun appetizer.

I served it with a variety of crackers, some crunchy bread sticks, and some whole slices of pepperoni. Some people made delicious pepperoni “tacos” by placing some of the cheese ball inside a pepperoni. 🙂

Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.

Let’s get started!

Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.
Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.

Pepperoni cheese ball ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Cream Cheese 8oz – Softened
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 oz Pepperonis Chopped into small pieces
  • 15 Ritz Crackers Chopped
  • ⅛ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.

How to make pepperoni cheese ball:

In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, chopped pepperoni, garlic salt, Italian seasoning and mix thoroughly.

Place in the fridge and allow it to harden slightly.

Mix the crushed Ritz crackers and the Parmesan cheese together. Pour them onto some Saran wrap plastic wrap.

Place the cheese mixture on top.

Roll the cream cheese into the shape of a ball and make sure that the cracker mixture cover the ball.

Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.

Serve immediately or place in the fridge until ready to eat.

Serve with your favorite crackers.

Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.

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From the crunch ritz crackers coating on the outside to the creamy and cheesy mixture in the inside with pepperoni. This is so delicious and really easy.

Make it for game day in the shape of a football. Try it for parties, baby showers and more. It is easy enough to make for movie night. 🙂

You can easily use any type of crackers. Feel free to substitute the ritz for your favorite crackers in this cheeseball recipe. Just use what you have or prefer.

If you like spicy, add a little bit of red pepper flakes to the mixture. You can use mini pepperoni instead of regular size.

This recipe is really amazing and you can use what you have!

Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.
Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and perfect for any holiday or Game Day.

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Pepperoni Cheese Ball

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Try this Pepperoni Cheese Ball next time you are hosting a gathering. It is delicious and is perfect for any holiday! Enjoy the pizza flavoring in this cheese ball recipe.
Prep Time 30 mins
Serve immediately or refrigerate til ready to serve 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 171
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 Package of Cream Cheese 8oz – Softened
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 oz Pepperonis Chopped into small pieces
  • 15 Ritz Crackers Chopped
  • 1/8 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, chopped pepperoni, garlic salt, Italian seasoning and mix thoroughly.
  • Place in the fridge and allow it to harden slightly.
  • Mix the crushed Ritz crackers and the Parmesan cheese together. Pour them onto some Saran wrap plastic wrap.
  • Place the cheese mixture on top.
  • Roll the cream cheese into the shape of a ball and make sure that the cracker mixture cover the ball.
  • Serve immediately or place in the fridge until ready to eat.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 171kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 6g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 44mg, Sodium 558mg, Potassium 66mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 423IU, Calcium 96mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. I love the look of this recipe as I absolutely love cheese balls. That being said, I’m curious. Where do you put the pepperoni?

  2. oops- Nick, you are supposed to chop it up and mix it in when you mix in the other ingredients. I guess I rushed through and left that out. I’ll fix that now. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    My teenaged son LOVES to have this on game days! We will make it for him and his buddies this Sunday for the Super Bowl! My daughter and I will sneak some, too! Thanks so much, such a great recipe and easy to follow!