I love cheese balls, but most are the same old, same old. This Green Chile Cheese Ball has a totally different flavor that makes it stand out from the rest! This cheese ball has a Mexican flair that makes you want to keep going back for more!
Make the Green Chile Cheese Ball Ahead of Time
Cheese balls are a great appetizer to take to parties because you can make them up ahead of time. When I have to take snacks to work…I can make the cheese ball the night before and it is ready to grab and go in the morning! This is also an easy recipe to double and then just make 2 cheese balls if you have a busy weekend of get togethers…you are ready to roll!
Green Chile Cheese Ball is Versatile
This cheese ball has a little bit of a Mexican flavor to it! It is a different twist on a crowd favorite! The other great thing is that you can use a lot of different snacks for dipping! Tortilla chips work great…but crackers and pita chips also taste good with this Green Chile Cheese Ball. It is a versatile appetizer and you can give your friends a variety of dipping options!
Cheese Balls are Easy to Dress Up
One thing that I like about taking a cheese ball to a party is that it is easy to present. The cheese ball goes great on a platter. It is fun to get festive holiday platters to present your food on. I try to buy holiday platters after the holiday on clearance and then I am ready for the next year! You can also get solid color platters that will work for multiple holidays. My red platter gets a lot of use at Christmas…but also on the 4th of July!
What is your favorite cheese ball to take to a party? If you love delicious appetizers be sure to check out my recipe for Bacon Wrapped Sausage Jalapeno Poppers!
This Green Chile Cheese Ball has a delicious Mexican flair!
Combine all ingredients except pecans in large bowl.
Using a mixer, blend the ingredients until they are well-combined.
Form the ingredients into a ball and place on wax paper.
Put the cheese ball into the refrigerator until chilled...about 30 minutes.
Spread the pecans on a plate and roll the cheese ball in the pecans to completely cover the ball in pecans.
Serve with crackers, chips or pita chips.
This recipe makes an average size cheese ball. If you double the recipe you will be able to have 2 cheese balls or you can make one very large cheese ball.
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