Making a Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball is so easy! It only takes 10 minutes to whip up this savory appetizer recipe, perfect for parties or game day!

Pair this Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball with this sweet Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball for a delicious sweet & savory combo!

Cheese ball with cheese knife stuck in it

I’m a huge fan of adding buffalo sauce to just about everything you can think of. Frito Chili Pie, yup I added it to that! Copycat Costco Chicken Bake, totally added it to that! Baked Ziti, oh yes I did!

Now I’m adding buffalo sauce to one of my favorite party appetizers, the almighty cheese ball! It’s cream cheese and cheddar cheese, mixed with delicious ingredients, formed into a ball and rolled in more delicious ingredients, what’s not to love?

This Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball is perfect for holiday parties, Super Bowl Sunday or a simple snack anytime of year! Want to kick it up a notch? Roll it in cooked, crumbled bacon instead of pecans. Oh yes, I just went there and I think you’ll be happy if you do also!

Buffalo cream cheese ball rolled in pecans on plate with crackers

How to make a Buffalo Cheese Ball

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese and cheddar cheese with blue cheese dressing and buffalo sauce. Add garlic powder and onion powder.
    • Quick Tip! To easily soften the cream cheese, leave it out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Form the mixture into a ball.
  3. Chop pecans on a cutting board with a knife or in a food processor.
  4. Spread the finely chopped pecans on a sheet of plastic wrap.
  5. Roll the cheese ball in the chopped pecans.
  6. Wrap the plastic wrap around the ball and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill before serving.
  7. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

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What to serve with a Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball

This cheese ball pairs perfectly with a variety of crackers or vegetables. Here are some ideas to get you started!

  • Vegetables
    • Carrot Sticks
    • Celery Sticks
    • Cauliflower Florets
    • Broccoli Florets
  • Crackers & Chips
    • Wheat Thins
    • Triscuits
    • Ritz
    • Pita Chips
    • Pretzel Crisps

Buffalo Cheddar Cheese Ball Substitutions

  • Bacon: instead of pecans, this cream cheese ball can be rolled in ½ cup cooked, crumbled bacon or bacon bits.
  • Cheese: looking for a little extra spice? Substitute habanero cheddar or pepper jack cheese instead of the cheddar cheese.
  • Ranch Dressing: not a fan of blue cheese? Use ranch dressing instead of the blue cheese dressing in this recipe.

Buffalo cream cheese ball being sliced into with cheese knife

For more easy, cheesy entertaining ideas, check out these 5 appetizer recipes!

  1. Buffalo Queso Dip
  2. The Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos
  3. Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins
  4. Cheesy Garlic Bread Nachos
  5. Cheesy Baked Taco Dip
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Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball

Making a Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball is so easy! It only takes 10 minutes to whip up this savory appetizer recipe, perfect for parties or game day!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp blue cheese dressing
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, onion powder, garlic powder, buffalo sauce and cheddar cheese.
  • Form the mixture into a ball.
  • Use a knife and cutting board, or food processor, to finely chop the pecans.
  • Spread the chopped pecans onto a sheet of plastic wrap.
  • Roll the cheese ball in the chopped pecans.
  • Wrap the plastic wrap around the ball and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Serve with vegetables or crackers for dipping.

Notes

  • Bacon: instead of chopped pecans, this cheese ball can also be rolled in ½ cup cooked, crumbled bacon or bacon bits. 
  • Cheese: to spice up the cheese ball, substitute the cheddar with pepper jack cheese or habanero cheddar.
  • Ranch: ranch dressing can be used instead of blue cheese dressing in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 6gCalories 202kcal (10%)Carbohydrates 2g (1%)Protein 6g (12%)Fat 19g (29%)Saturated Fat 8g (40%)Cholesterol 46mg (15%)Sodium 329mg (14%)Potassium 82mg (2%)Sugar 1g (1%)Vitamin A 520mg (10%)Calcium 137mg (14%)Iron 0.4mg (2%)
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