Last Saturday I was asked to speak at the Utah Home Show! It was so much fun! Every hour they had a different blogger sharing recipes. Because the holiday’s are coming up I decided to share my favorite potluck recipes! Easy, fast and tastes great, the perfect things to bring to a holiday party!
First up, my Family Cheese ball recipe! I grew up on this, not sure who created it first in the family but my mom and sisters and I all love it. When Kraft first discontinued carrying Roka blue we hoarded our stashes, only making it on special occasions. Finally Kraft brought it back, but seasonally, so every winter we each stock up!
Cheese Ball Recipe
- 8 oz full fat cream cheese softened
- 4 Tbsp butter softened
- 5 oz Jar of Kraft Roka Blue Cheese spread
- 4.25 oz chopped Olives drained
- 1 1/2 cups Chopped Pecans
- In a bowl beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
- add the roca blue and mix until completely incorporated.
- Mix in the olives.
- Scrap it into a semi ball shape in the bottom of the bowl, cover, and refrigerate until firm.
- Pull it out and either roll it into one large ball or cut it in half and make 2 smaller balls
- Then roll the ball(s) into the chopped pecans. Keep refrigerated, serve with your favorite crackers (I like wheat thins and Triscuits best)
The really weird thing is I’ve never liked any other cheeseballs, in fact most of them kind of gross me out, but I love love LOVE this one! And my kids do too! So they never last long around our house. I make this about 6-8 times a year and it’s always gone within days.
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Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com
I LOVE cheese balls. Love, love, LOVE them! They are the perfect holiday appetizer. PINNING!
thanks for pinning! Let me know if you try it! Most of my family likes the wheat thins, but I love the thin triskets personally!
aimee @ like mother like daughter
Yum. I love cheese balls, but have never made my own! This looks like the perfect holiday treat!
it’s seriously so easy and so good. It’s all just about finding the hard to find Kraft Roka Blue!
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings
it’s like you’re speaking straight to my heart! I kind of want this NOW serious it looks so so good
ha! It really is so good! We need to thrown a bloggers potluck holiday party to all share our recipes!
Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys
This looks delicious! I love these kinds of things….mostly because it reminds me of the holidays! Can you get the jar of blue cheese anywhere?
it’s not just blue cheese, it’s this SPECIAL spread. It has to be the Kraft brand Roka Blue in the glass jars (usually by the velvetta in the grocery store). I usually find it starting November, but not every store carries it.
Oh yum! This looks so good!
It really is! Seriously one of our very favorites. I make it all the time, my girls love it as much as I do!
What type olives do you use? Regular canned black olives or the Kalamata olives?
chopped black olives
I can’t wait to make this but I need to know do you use green olives or black???
black, chopped black olives