To be honest I have no idea who the Buchannans are, but I do know that their cheese ball is fantastic! I cut the recipe out of the paper years ago and have made it ever since! I like to make a double batch around Christmas, wrap them up cute and give them as a gift with a pretty spreader and crackers. In fact I made some this year and found cute snowman serving sets to go with them.
My family does not like pecans, so I usually substitute almonds or leave the nuts off and it is still great. This is a classic cheeseball that everyone likes. Perfect for holiday parties and gatherings! And for fun, if you are looking for sweet cheese ball–try the Sweet Cherry Cheeseball. It is a fun twist on a classic and seriously delish!
Guess what? When you are reading this post I will be on a flight with my 5 boys in route to UTAH! We will be spending Christmas with my family there! I am so excited, can you tell?! During the Holidays this year all us Sisters will be together! In fact, for our Utah friends, we will be on the Fresh Living show again on December 30th to share some fun recipes! It should be fun! I hope you are all having a wonderful December so far!
- 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
- 6-8 green onions, chopped
- 1 small can chopped olives
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- ¼ tsp garlic salt
- Optional: chopped nuts
- Mix all ingredients until blended. Divide into 2 or 3 equal parts, place each ball on a piece of wax paper. Wrap with waxed paper and shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in zip loc and store in fridge. When ready to serve, you may roll in chopped nuts. Makes two large or 3 small balls.