This super easy cheese ball recipe is a holiday classic! Form cream cheese, cheddar, and some simple seasonings into a ball and roll it in crunchy pecans. Serve with crackers and sliced vegetables.
When I was a kid my mom used to keep a few homemade cheese balls wrapped up in the fridge to hand out to neighbors during Christmas instead of the usual cookie plate. It might seem a little unusual, but not everyone has a sweet tooth, and they appreciated having a savory snack alternative.
Now that I’m an adult, I love having a cheese ball on the table during the holidays (and a spare in the fridge). It’s an easy appetizer to make, and the finished version tastes better than the sum of its parts!