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Blue Cheese Ball

This is a great recipe for parties:  Blue Cheese Ball

Blue Cheese Ball recipe - an easy appetizer recipe to serve at parties : from RecipeGirl.com

My Mom recently downsized into a smaller living situation, which means that I was tasked with helping her clean out her entire house.  It was definitely quite a task, but the kitchen was the fun part.

She handed me a big pile of recipes that she used often when I was growing up back in the 70’s.  They’re treasures that I can’t believe I’ve had my hands on until now!  This blue cheese ball is one of those treasures.

Blue Cheese Ball recipe - an easy appetizer recipe to serve at parties : from RecipeGirl.com

Mom used to serve up this blue cheese ball at her annual neighborhood Christmas party.  I remember it well because there were almost always leftovers stored in the fridge for days following the party… not because it wasn’t a well-loved recipe (it was!) but because the recipe makes a lot… and also because Mom served a ton of food at her party.

This surely counts as a retro-recipe.  It seems like cheese balls were kind of all-the-rage in the 70’s.  So easy to put together (basically just molding the ingredients into a ball and refrigerating until firm), it’s the perfect sort of make-ahead appetizer.  Just wrap and refrigerate for up to a couple of days before serving.

Blue Cheese Ball recipe - an easy appetizer recipe to serve at parties : from RecipeGirl.com

My recommendation is to serve fancy crackers with your cheese ball.  Of course, Ritz crackers have always been a nice cheese ball favorite too since they are quite sturdy.

Don’t get your party-on without a cheese ball this holiday season!  It’s an easy recipe to make, bring and share for a friend’s holiday party or an office party too.

Yield: One 5-inch cheese ball

Prep Time: 15 minutes + chill time

Blue Cheese Ball

Ingredients:

  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • One 4.25-ounce can chopped black olives, drained
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • crackers, for serving

Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, use a large spoon to blend together the cream cheese, blue cheese crumbles and butter until smooth and completely blended together.  Stir in the olives.  Cover and chill until firm enough to shape- at least one hour.
  2. Form the mixture into a ball (use clean hands), and place on your serving dish.  Cover the ball with the chives and walnuts.  Chill until ready to serve.  Serve with crackers.
  • You may prepare this a couple of days ahead and just keep wrapped in your refrigerator.  You may also wrap and freeze for up to a week or so.  Place in the refrigerator overnight to defrost.
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com

Here are a few more cheese ball recipes you might enjoy:

5 Responses to “Blue Cheese Ball”

  1. postedDec 12, 2016 6:52 AM

    This looks amazing Lori! I haven’t had blue cheese in so long and it’s totally time to change that now! <3 YUM!

  2. postedDec 12, 2016 2:40 PM
    Susan

    I think I will be adding this to our Christmas Eve festivities!

  3. postedDec 14, 2016 12:35 PM

    Love this, Lori! It looks delicious and does remind me of those cheese ball recipes in my Mama’s recipe box! 😉

  4. postedJan 10, 2017 5:45 AM
    Kelly

    I hope you will feature more of your mom’s recipes. This looks great and I also love those long crackers too!

  5. postedJan 18, 2017 4:05 AM
    Roshani

    Gorgeous photos, colors, and recipe! And, ohhhh your words. Always so meaningful and honest. LOVE.

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