Turkey Cheeseball Recipe

  • 2oz Buddig Original Oven Roasted Turkey, chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 ¼ oz sliced black olives, drained
  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp EACH: minced red bell pepper, minced green onion
  • Assorted crackers
  • Cheddar cheese (or any vibrantly colored cheese)
  • 1 slice Buddig Orignal Ham, finely chopped
  • 1 black olive, sliced in half (or 2 sliced olives)
  • Celery sticks
  • Get ready to gobble up a delightful treat with our Thanksgiving turkey cheeseball recipe! This family-friendly appetizer is perfect for the holidays or any occasion where you want to add a festive touch to your spread. For those feeling extra crafty, you can transform this cheeseball into an adorable turkey centerpiece by using various decorations. 


  • To begin, take a large bowl and combine the cream cheese and cheddar cheese. With an electric mixer set to medium, mix the cheeses together until you achieve a smooth and velvety consistency.

  •  After the cheeses are mixed, add in the remaining cheeseball ingredients. Thoroughly mix together to make sure that the ingredients are incorporated evenly.

  •  To form the ball, use your hands or a spatula to shape the mixture into a sphere. Once shaped, tightly wrap the cheeseball in plastic wrap to maintain its form.

  •  Let the cheeseball chill for a minimum of 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator. This chilling period lets the flavors blend together.

  •  Once adequately chilled, take the cheeseball out of the refrigerator. Unwrap it and place on a serving plate.

  • To complete the presentation, arrange an assortment of crackers around the cheeseball.


  • To add a burst of color that resembles the feathers of a turkey, get the finely chopped Buddig ham and sprinkle it over the cheeseball. You could also add some finely chopped cheese for more color.

  •  To create the turkey's eyes, place the olive halves carefully on the cheeseball.

  •  Slice a triangle shape from a slice of American cheese. This will serve as the beak for your turkey cheeseball. Position the triangle under the eyes.Finally, arrange celery sticks in a fan shape to form the turkey's tail, completing the turkey shaped cheeseball.

  • Whether you stick with the classic cheeseball or go all out with the turkey decorations, our turkey cheeseball recipe is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Enjoy!

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

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