Easy Pimento Cheese Ball - Carolina Country

Easy Pimento Cheese Ball

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Easy Pimento Cheese Ball

It’s hard to beat a good ol’ cheese ball, a throwback to days gone by when it was a staple at gatherings. Faye Gay was one of my mama’s best friends and has been making this cheese ball for decades. I tweaked only slightly since it’s just that good!


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated (we used triple cheddar blend)
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimentos, drained
  • 3 tablespoons onion, finely minced
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup minced nuts*


  1. Combine all ingredients, except for nuts, and make into a ball. Roll in nuts and chill for several hours or overnight. Sit out about 30 minutes before serving to soften.

  2. Serve with crackers and celery sticks.

*Use any nuts. We like pistachio for flavor and color too.

Recipe courtesy of

Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at WendysHomeEconomics.com.

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