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Celebration Cheese Ball with Pecans


This easy, basic Cheddar cheese ball is made with a chopped pecan coating. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


Combine first cheese, pecans, mayonnaise, chopped onion, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large mixing bowl; beat at low speed of an electric mixer until well blended. Shape mixture into a ball and roll in 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Chill for about 2 hours. Serve with assorted crackers.

Makes one cheese ball about 5 inches in diameter.

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