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Jalapeno and Red Pepper Cheese Ball

A mixture of cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, jalapeƱos and red bell pepper served as a delicious cheese ball.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 12


  • 2 8- oz blocks of cream cheese room temperature
  • 8- oz extra sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely diced jalapeno seeds removed-unless you want some spice, include some seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • In a large bowl, put in all of the ingredients except the nuts. Stir to combine.
  • Using your hands or a spatula, form the mixture into a ball.
  • Put the cheese ball onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Wrap the cheese ball up in the plastic wrap, and gently smooth out the ball. Put the cheese ball in the plastic wrap into a zip-top plastic bag, and put in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  • Just before serving, combine the walnuts and almonds. Gently roll the cheese ball over the nuts until completely covered.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers!


Recipe Source: Averie Cooks