Pimento Cheese Ball

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A southern appetizer you can’t resist. This pimento cheese ball recipe is creamy and the perfect spread for a cracker or sandwich.

Pecan and chive cheese ball on plate with crackers.

Living here in Georgia, pimento cheese is a way of life. We eat it on sandwiches, crackers and even celery if we are counting calories. For a party or a crowd, you can’t go wrong with this pimento cheese ball. It is creamy, tasty and perfectly spreadable.

cheese ball with crackers

My mom has been visiting us all week while Jay is away on business. We have been busy cooking up a storm like this beef and pasta casserole and eggnog cookie cups. I have had so much fun spending time with her and coming up with new recipes. It is nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of and the extra pair of hands is a life saver.

How to Make Pimento Cheese Ball

  • Using an electric mixer, mix together cream cheese, other cheeses, mayonnaise, pimentos, green onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator. 

 pimento cheese balls on a plate

  • Once you make the mixture, let it chill and roll into 3 balls. You may leave the cheese balls as is or roll them in “toppings”.
  • We decided to roll one in bacon bits, one in chopped up green onions and one in toasted pecans. I personally enjoy mixing bacon, green onions and pecans together and then rolling.

If you love pimento cheese like I do, here are a few other ideas.

Things to do with pimento cheese:

  • On a burger
  • Grilled pimento cheese sandwich
  • On deviled eggs
  • In macaroni and cheese

Want to give the cheese ball a little heat? Add in a few drops of hot sauce to the cheese mixture before chilling. Whatever floats your pimento cheese boat. If you are interested in more cheese balls, don’t forget to try this chipped beef version.

Pecan and chive cheese ball on plate with crackers.
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Pimento Cheese Ball

By Adapted from All Recipes
Pimento Cheese Ball
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 7 oz jar sliced pimentos drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • green onions chopped


  • Mix cream cheese, cheeses, mayonnaise, pimentos, garlic powder and green onions with a hand mixer.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill mixture for at least 1 hour.
  • Divide mixture into 3 portions and roll into 3 balls.
  • Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Mix bacon, pecans and scallions in a small bowl.
  • Roll balls into bacon mixture or preferred topping.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 57mg | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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