GREEN ONION CHEESE BALL — A holiday family favorite, this cheese ball combines just a few simple ingredients for amazing flavor. It’s the perfect party appetizer!
So many of our family’s holiday traditions center around food. For example, I always make this Green Onion Cheese Ball at Christmas time, and it’s one of the reasons I look forward to the holidays!
I first tried it years ago when my friend, Leann, brought it to a holiday party. It was the best cheese ball I’d ever had, and when she shared the recipe, I couldn’t believe the short ingredient list.
The green onions are definitely the star of the recipe, along with a little-known spice called Beau Monde Seasoning. I can usually find the Spice Island brand on store shelves, but if not, it’s available online.
You an also find recipes for Beau Monde seasoning online. It’s just simple spices like onion and garlic powder, and celery seed–things you probably already have in your pantry or cupboard.
I serve this cheese ball appetizer every holiday season, and it always gets rave reviews. I’m almost embarrassed to tell people how easy it is to make.
I’ve found that the easiest (although not the neatest) way to mix this up is with my hands. I nice, sturdy wooden spoon will get the job done too.
Don’t be fooled by the short list of ingredients. This cheese ball is delicious and full of flavor. This is now my go to recipe after years of trying other, less amazing cheese balls.
I mean, just four ingredients? I always thought cheese balls had to be loaded with all kinds of stuff to be truly delicious, but this recipe proves that theory wrong in so many ways!
I could honestly eat the whole thing myself. Luckily, my husband and kids love it too, which helps curb my holiday weight gain a bit. I often make smaller cheese balls as neighbor gifts and deliver them with a box of crackers.
I’ve had more than one person tell me they ate the whole thing in one sitting too. So if you’re looking for the perfect cheese ball for the holidays, this is Green Onion Cheese Ball is the recipe for you!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Green Onion Cheese Ball
- Cheese Knives
- Mixing Bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
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- Cream cheese
- Spices: beau monde or bon appetite seasoning, dry mustard powder
- Green onions
- Sliced almonds
- 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon beau monde or bon appetite seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
- 4 green onions, chopped fine
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- Mix together cream cheese, seasonings and green onions.
- Form into a ball then roll in almonds. Refrigerate until firm and serve with crackers.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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Who Dished It Up First: I got this recipe from my friend Leann. It’s a holiday tradition and her house, and now it’s a tradition at mine.