• Author: Christine at
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: makes about 12 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: by hand
  • Cuisine: American


Try these easy and elegant Savory Cheese Ball Bites for your next gathering!



  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 green onion stem, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of black pepper


  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 23 tablespoons mini pretzels, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons fresh minced parsley mixed with 1¬†tablespoon dried chives


  1. Into a medium bowl, add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce, dried parsley, paprika, garlic powder and pepper.
  2. Using a hand mixer, beat all of the ingredients together until completely combined.
  3. Place bowl in refrigerator for 15 minutes to allow mixture to firm up.
  4. Meanwhile, add toppings to shallow plates for rolling cheese balls.
  5. Form mixture into 1-1/2 inch balls. Place onto parchment paper lined tray.
  6. Roll balls into toppings. Place the rolled balls back onto the parchment paper.
  7. Place tray into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to allow cheese balls to firm up with toppings.
  8. Serve or store as desired.


Nutrition information is based on one cheese ball with pecan topping.

Keywords: cheese ball. mini cheese balls, holiday appetizer, appetizer, festive appetizer, pretzel cheese ball, herb cheese ball, pecan cheeseball