This cheese ball contains only whole ingredients and is free of powder mixes.  This is perfect for the holidays or anytime when you are expecting company.  Who doesn't love a yummy cheese spread on crackers or veggies?


  • two 8 oz. packages light cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • one 10 oz. package frozen spinach, thawed and drained thoroughly
  • 1/4 c. onion, grated (with juice)
  • 1 tsp. ground garlic powder
  • 1/4 c. chives, chopped
  • 1/4 c. dill weed, chopped
  • 1/4 c. parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped nuts (optional)

  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix cream cheese and cheddar together.  Once mixture is combined add all remaining items except nuts if using.
  • Place two pieces of plastic wrap on a flat surface and divide among the plastic wrap.  I used chopped pecans but you could use walnuts too. 
  • Divide the mixture and place on the plastic wrap then form into a ball and roll the chopped nuts around the cheese ball.
  • Once the cheese balls have been formed store them wrapped in plastic wrap in an airtight container.
  • Makes 2 Cheese Balls.
*You can shape the mixture into balls like I did here or shape the mixture into a log.


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