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Pepper Jack Cheese Ball

Jennie Duncan
This Pepper Jack Cheese Ball is one if my favorite appetizer recipes. It's so simple to make and a real crowd pleaser. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings
Calories 88 kcal


  • 1 ¾ cups shredded pepper jack cheese (divided)
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)


  • In a mixing bowl add 1 ½ shredded pepper jack cheese and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese with cream cheese, lime juice, onion powder, and diced cilantro.
  • Mix well with clean hands and form into a ball.
  • Place remaining ¼ shredded pepper jack cheese and ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese on a plate. Roll and pat in cheese around the cheeseball. Serve on crackers.


Serving Options:

Serve this cheese ball with crackers, raw veggies like celery or carrots, or even tortilla chips. 

Make Ahead Directions:

Once cheese ball is complete place it in an air tight container. Keep refrigerated for 5-6 days. 


Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 111mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 260IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Pepper Jack Cheese Ball
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