This classic cheese ball recipe is my go to appetizer.

Best Ever Cheese Ball

Make this Best Ever Cheese Ball recipe is perfect as an appetizer for your next party or game day gathering.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese ball
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 285kcal
Author Emily Grace


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar grated
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp season salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2-4 tbsp buffalo wing sauce* optional


  • Beat the cream cheese and shredded cheese together until smooth.
  • Add in spices, and optional wing sauce, beat until well combined.


I like to dust mine with cayenne for a little added bite. Keep in mind that the more you mix the cheese ball, especially in a stand mixer, the softer it will become. I usually serve mine immediately so this is not an issue, but you can always wrap and put in the refrigerator until ready.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 95mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 0.4mg