Buchannan Cheese Ball

by Melanie on December 17, 2011

To be honest I have no idea who the Buchannans are, but I do know that their cheese ball is fantastic!  I cut the recipe out of the paper years ago and have made it ever since!  I like to make a double batch around Christmas, wrap them up cute and give them as a gift with a pretty spreader and crackers. In fact I made some this year and found cute snowman serving sets to go with them.

My family does not like pecans, so I usually substitute almonds or leave the nuts off and it is still great.  This is a classic cheeseball that everyone likes.  Perfect for holiday parties and gatherings!  And for fun,  if you are looking for sweet cheese ball–try the Sweet Cherry Cheeseball.  It is a fun twist on a classic and seriously delish!

Guess what?  When you are reading this post I will be on a flight with my 5 boys in route to UTAH!   We will be spending Christmas with my family there!  I am so excited, can you tell?!  During the Holidays this year all us Sisters will be together!  In fact, for our Utah friends,  we will be on the Fresh Living show again on December 30th to share some fun recipes!  It should be fun!  I hope you are all having a wonderful December so far!

Buchannan Cheese Ball
submitted by Melanie~The Sisters Cafe

2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
6-8 green onions, chopped
1 small can chopped olives
2 cups cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp garlic salt
Optional:  chopped nuts

Mix all ingredients until blended.  Divide into 2 or 3 equal parts, place each ball on a piece of wax paper.  Wrap with waxed paper and shape into a ball.   Wrap in plastic wrap or place in zip loc and store in fridge.  When ready to serve, you may roll in chopped nuts.  Makes two large or 3 small balls.

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1 jan Levens December 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm

This looks so easy and so good I can’t wait to try it next week. I am going to check out the rest of your recipes. Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year. Jan

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2 Brittany December 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm

looks good and easy too sis – pretty picture! (love the ruffle edge on your dish) Cannot WAIT to see you in a week! :)

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3 Becki's Whole Life December 18, 2011 at 3:43 am

Nothing like a good cheeseball at Christmas – and nothing like being with family. Enjoy!

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4 Mindy December 18, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I love cheeseballs! This looks awesome. let’s make it while you are here! (I’m SO excited!) Oh, I agree with Brittany! That plate is so pretty, too.

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