Mama's Christmas Cheese Ball
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Mama’s Homemade Christmas Cheese Ball

Mama's Christmas Cheese Ball is made with Velveeta, cream cheese, and extra-sharp cheddar cheese, and coated in chopped pecans. Its simplicity is delicious.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese Ball, Christmas, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 84kcal
Author David & Debbie Spivey


  • 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese
  • 1 pound extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons onion grated
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼+ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • ½ cup pecans finely chopped


  • Allow the cheese to stand at room temperature for one hour.
  • Put all the room temperature cheese in a mixing bowl with onions and Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and well blended, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in milk, a little at the time.
  • Cover and chill the cheese mixture in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Shape into a ball and roll in chopped pecans.
  • Serve with crackers or pretzels.


Yield: One 2-pound cheese ball or can be divided into smaller cheese balls.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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