Recipe of the Week: Christmas Cheese Ball, by L.H.

This one is a super simple recipe that has stood the test of time. Everyone was making it in the late 70’s/early 80’s, and we’re still making it and delighting company and get-togethers all these years later.


  • 2 blocks (8 oz. ea.) cream cheese
  • 1 bunch green onions, minced
  • 1 small pkg. (7 oz., or 1/2 of a 16-oz. pkg.) ham lunchmeat, diced small
  • generous dash of Accent (optional)
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped pecans snack crackers


  1. In mixing bowl combine cream cheese, onions, ham lunchmeat bits, and Accent (if using).
  2. Mash well with hands or spoons, and shape into a ball.
  3. Place pecans on plate or cutting board and roll ball in pecans to coat.
  4. Cover and let set at least 6 hours, or overnight, for flavors to meld.

Serve with buttery (Ritz-type) snack crackers.

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