Pimento Cheese Balls

Appetizers / Snacks

Pimento Cheese Balls

True retro recipes may go in and out of style, but favorites like crunchy-coated cheese balls have been party staples for decades — and for good reason. They’re fast, flavorful, and prepared without cooking, a blessing in the summer heat. Plus you can make them a day ahead, giving you more time with your guests. Use the flavors of a classic Southern snack, pimento cheese, as the inspiration for a crowd-pleasing cheese ball appetizer.


three 10-oz. cheese balls

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Combine cream cheese, Cheddar, pepper Jack, mayonnaise, pimentos, and scallions in a bowl with a mixer on medium speed.

Transfer half of mixture to a food processor; purée until nearly smooth. Stir back into mixture in bowl to combine; season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Chill mixture 1 hour to firm.

Divide cheese mixture into three even portions. Roll each portion into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Roll cheese balls in preferred topping to coat, then transfer to a serving platter with crackers, corn chips, or tortilla chips.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per 1 oz.

Calories: 100

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 13%

Saturated Fat 5g 25%

Cholesterol 25mg 8%

Sodium 170mg 7%

Carbs 1g 0%

Fiber 0g 0%

Protein 3g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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