Green Onion Cheeseball

I was hoping to have this recipe posted before Christmas but my laptop decided to catch a few viruses and shut down!  But I finally have my computer back and running I have a tons of catching up to do!

First off did everyone have a great Christmas!?

We sure did and the little man got spoiled like crazy!  He will have enough toys to last a lifetime.  On the down side he caught a little virus as well and we have been fighting a fever since Christmas Eve.  So we have been whiney, needy and not eating anything.  I was slightly bummed cause I was so excited for Christmas with him this year because technically its like his 1st Christmas where he can unwrap presents and be excited to play with them.  But we still had a great time visiting with family, friends and cousins.

With this time of year means a lot of family parties and get together’s.   Which in return mean lots and lots of food.   I’m not sure about everyone else’s families but in our family always has a few appetizers when we have big family get together’s that we all sit around on munch on.  Either we have a fruit tray, veggie tray or my personal favorite a cheese ball.  It’s always nice to have munchies while dinner is finishing up, waiting for everyone to get there or to help keep the kids from starving.

We have a grocery store here in Utah that has thee best fresh cheese balls.  So I took upun myself to recreate this fabulous cheese ball for the holidays.  It turned out perfect and everyone loved it!

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It was the easiest recipe to throw together and surprisingly it tastes delicious!  I personally think mine tastes better than the grocery store.

I normally would have covered this cheese ball in almonds but I was making this for an event I knew some had nut allergies.

Green Onion Cheeseball
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 8oz packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • a few dashes of salt
  • Sliced almonds, optional
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl add cream cheese, sour cream, milk and spices and mix with hand mixer until combined. Add chopped green onion and cheese and stir in by hand.
  2. At this point your cheese ball will be really soft. Place in the fridge for an hour until it firms up. Form into a ball when chilled.
  3. Serve with crackers or pretzels.
Notes
I used one regular cream cheese and ⅓ less fat cream cheese and it tasted great. You can also place sliced almonds around it if desired

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  1. I love simple recipes like this that are easy to put together yet taste delicious! Stopping by from Daily Blog Boost :)
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  2. My mom has been making this recipe for years!! It’s perfect for Christmas, or New Year’s Eve or pretty much whatever. Bummer about your little one catching a virus, my daughter came down with an ear infection right after Christmas too so we have been stuck in the house. Pinning.
    Lucy recently posted…Appetizer Recipes at Saturday DishesMy Profile

  3. I just saw this recipe on the Flour Me Monday link party and it looks great. It’s also perfect for my Required Ingredient link party that just went live since this week’s required ingredient is onions. I hope you’ll pop over and join the party.
    Karen Goodman recently posted…Required Ingredient Link Party – OnionMy Profile

  4. Thanks for posting this on Saturday Night Fever Link Party! Hope to see you again Saturday!
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