I have a super easy cheese ball recipe I bring out once a year on Super Bowl Sunday. Since this is a quick and super easy recipe, this delicious appetizer can be made up the day before or the day of the game. Just six ingredients, the most time-consuming element is grating the Swiss Cheese and/or chopping the pecans.
Kitchen Tools Needed
Measuring Cups and Spoons
A stand mixer or hand-held mixer is preferable but either a blender or food processor could also work. I use disposable food-safe plastic gloves. Measuring cups and spoons are a given. Finally, a plastic spatula will ensure every bit of this delicious spread is included in the cheese ball.
Super Easy with Six Ingredients
8 oz. Cream Cheese
4 Oz. Feta Cheese
1 cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
½ cup Dried Cranberries
½ cup Chopped Pecans, divided
2 teaspoons Honey
Chop the pecans and grate the Swiss Cheese. Blend the cream cheese and honey until well mixed. Add the feta cheese and Swiss Cheese until just incorporated. Mix in the cranberries. Add half of the chopped nuts and stir.
Spread the remaining chopped pecans on a flat surface. I used a plate. Form the cheese ball atop the nuts and roll to lightly cover the sides. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until time to serve.
Swiss Cheese Key Ingredient
The use of Swiss Cheese gives this super easy cheese ball an added taste twist. Guests will try to place the secret ingredient, but not many will. In the past crackers and Frito Scoops accompany the spread. But this year I plan to make some focaccia bread as an accompaniment. Chef Brian Klauss posted the most delicious looking recipe on his website Bakekrazy that I will start tonight. This will up the “game” of the Super Bowl snacks and make a wonderful pairing for the Super Easy Super Bowl Cheese Ball.