This blue cheese ball recipe is an easy appetizer to add to any holiday party menu.
Hi everyone. Amber from Rick•a•bam•boo again. Today I’m going to share with you one of my family’s favorite party foods. Every holiday season we like to enjoy a blue cheese ball. Or two. Or three. We basically have them for any party or family get together for the holiday season, whether that be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or the New Year.
This appetizer is simple to make. It makes a great thing to get kids to help with. I like to use a spoon to mix the ingredients but kids will love squishing it all with their hands.
- 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4 oz can of chopped olives
- 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 T chopped chives
- In a bowl throughly mix the cream cheese and butter together.
- Add olives, blue cheese, and chives. Mix well.
- Form mixture into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate until completely chilled.
- Serve with crackers of your choice.
We like to eat our blue cheese ball with Club crackers, but any cracker you prefer will do.
Olive, blue cheese, and chive amounts are just suggestions. We usually add more of each. We like our cheese ball loaded. We have also talked about how delicious this would be with little pieces of crispy bacon, but we have yet to try it that way.
My sister is a HUGE blue cheese fan so you really have to watch her. She will sit there with it and eat almost the whole cheese ball by herself if we let her. If your family is a fan of blue cheese this is something you will definitely want to add to your next party.
If you are looking for some more ideas to add to your party check out these other recipes from rick•a•bam•boo.
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