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These cheese balls are so yummy! They are also very festive in color!  I made them into 4 large balls but you could make them into smaller size balls.  This was a big hit at my last open house.  So we are going to make them again!

Creamy Goat Cheese Balls


8 oz cream cheese, softened
6 oz semi soft goat cheese (chevre or crumbled feta cheese)
24 pickled, finely chopped jalapeno pepper slices or small, chopped pimiento stuffed green olives, well drained (I do both)
1/2 c. dried red sweet pepper, finely chopped (or sweet paprika)
1/2 c. snipped, finely chopped fresh cilantro(or chopped dry cilantro)
1/2 c dry dill (or fresh finely shopped)
1/3 c. chopped toasted pumpkin seeds (out of shell) or dry onion flakes


In a medium bowl, stir together the cheeses until smooth.  Cover and chill for 1 hr. 

 For the small balls use a rounded tablespoon of the cheese and form it around a chopped pepper or olive. This recipe will make up to 24 small, individual cheese balls.

 If you want to just make large cheeseballs then this recipe will make 4.  Just divide the dough into 4's. (Note the cheese mixture will be sticky. You can wear kitchen gloves)

The last step is where you use the spices, nuts, herbs & seeds. To make them look festive you have the green of the herbs and the red of the pepper flakes or paprika.  Set up each spice/herb/seed/nut in a bowl and roll one ball in a spice.  Have fun with it and feel free to experiment with other ingredients.
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  1. These look yummy! I am a new FB follower from Too Cute Tuesday. I have also linked up a post. Vicky from Mess For Less

  2. Hi,

    I am hosting a Holiday Cookie Recipe swap and would love to get the word out to other bloggers to post and share their recipe. I do get good traffic on my site so it would mean traffic for others.

    I would love it if you could share the idea with you blogger friends.

  3. Yummo - so many wonderful variations to choose from. Got to a party and where will you find people congregating? At the cheese ball station!


  4. Stopping by from TNAT

    Love cheese! Sounds great for a holiday appetizer.

  5. What great Cheese Balls, and just in time for the holiday entertaining season. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Great recipe! Thank you so much! So happy to find your blog today! Hopefully I can join in next time :)


  7. I wish I had read this earlier in the week and I could have join your blog party too. I have taken note and will join it tomorrow, if you have it.

  8. THese look DELICIOUS! I love a cheese ball and have never had one with goat cheese, I am pinning this! Thanks for showing off!


  9. Thank you so much for sharing your talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17! With all the parties out there to choose from, it means a lot that you take the time be a part of mine! Warmest wishes, Jenn

  10. Thank you Susie for linkin up last week to my Made U Look Thursday! I featured your Goat Cheese Balls! Come by and grab a button! And please link something again up tomorrow!~


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