Ham Cheese Ball Recipe

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 oz) finely shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 oz) sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons EACH: minced green onion, minced red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (2oz) Buddig Original Ham, chopped
  • Assorted crackers
  • This simple ham cheese ball recipe makes the perfect appetizer for any gathering or party. If you're feeling adventurous, try the variation on the ham and green onion cheese ball recipe by shaping the mixture into a football shape—perfect for game day. Serve it with a variety of crackers to savor a delightful blend of flavors and treats.


  • Start by grabbing a large bowl and adding the cream cheese and Cheddar cheese. Use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat them together until the mixture becomes creamy and well combined. This will ensure a smooth and velvety texture for your cheeseball.

  •  Once the cheeses are mixed, it's time to add in the finely chopped green onions, minced red bell pepper, black olives, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and chopped Buddig Ham. Make sure to mix everything together thoroughly, ensuring that each ingredient is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

  •  Next, shape the cheese mixture into a ball. You can do this by using your hands or by using a spatula to mold it into a round shape. Then, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. 

  •  Place the wrapped cheeseball in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2 to 3 hours. This allows the flavors to meld together. If you have the time, you can even leave it overnight for a more intense flavor infusion.

  •  Once the cheeseball has been adequately chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and carefully unwrap it. Place it on a serving plate of your choice. You can use a decorative platter or a cutting board for a rustic touch.

  • To complete the presentation, surround the cheeseball with an assortment of crackers. Enjoy immediately!


  • Follow steps 1-2 above, but leave out the Buddig Ham.

  • Shape the cheese mixture into a football shape instead of a ball. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

  • Just before serving, remove the cheese football from the refrigerator and roll it in the chopped Buddig Sliced Beef until it is completely coated. This will give it a flavorful and textured coating.

  • Serve immediately and enjoy with the assorted crackers.

  • Whether you choose the classic ham and cheese ball recipe or the football-inspired variation, this cheese ball recipe with ham and green onions is sure to impress your guests!

Calories per serving (2 tablespoons cheeseball) 157; Calories from Fat 125; Total Fat 14g; Saturated Fat 8g; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 44mg; Sodium 283mg; Total Carbohydrate 1g; Dietary Fiber 0g; Protein 7g

Thank you for visiting our website! By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of cookies. For more information, click here.