I don’t know? Are cheeseballs even cool anymore? Are they something from the 1970’s? Do you make a cheeseball at Christmas time? I know I do, and so does my mom and mother-in-law. I think cheeseballs are awesome!
They are awesome, and delicious, and totally cool in my book! Which is why I’m sharing my mom’s recipe for cheeseball with you today. I grew up with this cheeseball on a Triscuit, along with an orange and some veggies and dip for lunch around the holidays. My mom only makes this at Christmastime. I make it whenever the girls ask, or I get a craving for it.
This cheeseball is rather homely looking, and as I’ve said before, some food is not much to look at, but is delicious to taste! That is true for Mom’s cheeseball. If you like garlic and onions, you will love this recipe. Funny story. When we were first married, I made this cheeseball for my husband. I put a little too much garlic in it, and he hated it! Not coming from a Ukrainian background, he wasn’t used to eating a tonne of garlic! I’ve toned down the garlic a little, and he loves it now. It’s taken some years, but he enjoys my cheeseball these days.
Needless to say, my girls love this treat. So, when I make them a cheeseball, everyone is excited. In fact, my third daughter made one yesterday, and she did a great job! It’s super fun for me to delegate cooking to my girls. They are getting to the age where I can ask them to make supper, and they do a fantastic job of it. I often hover, but am firmly pushed out of the kitchen! haha
So, here’s hoping that you’ll try this recipe for cheeseball during the holidays. Comment below if you’ve tried it, and I’ll let my mom know;)
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Mom’s Cheese Ball
- 2 bricks 8 oz blocks of cream cheese
- 2-3 cloves crushed garlic
- 1 small onion, minced or 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
- sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a stand mixer, place cream cheese, garlic, and onion.
- Blend well.
- Add shredded cheese until it is about half and half cream cheese and shredded cheese.
- You want enough shredded cheese, but not too much, or it won't spread well.
- Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and store in fridge.
- Enjoy spread on crackers such as triscuits!