Pepperoni Cheese Ball

Pepperoni Cheese Ball recipe, ricotta, black olives, pepperoncini, pizza cheese ball

Pepperoni Cheese Ball

This recipe for a Pepperoni Cheese Ball is like having a pizza to spread on crackers. It’s a perfect appetizer for your Christmas and holiday gatherings, and beyond. Cream cheese and ricotta, pepperoni, black olives, pepperoncini and green onions; garlic and Dijon mustard…prepare for it to disappear. 

Mr. Saucy and I had some friends over for an Italian-inspired supper the other night, and I decided to whip up a quick cheese ball for our appetizer. This is the result. It was fabulous and it really did just vanish! Quickly!

Of course, it was delicious, but the colors were very holiday-ish, too. I can’t say enough good things about it. So, just try it! You’ll love it!


P~

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Pepperoni Cheese Ball
 
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This recipe for a Pepperoni Cheese Ball is like having a pizza to spread on crackers. It's a perfect appetizer for your Christmas and holiday gatherings, and beyond. Cream cheese and ricotta, pepperoni, black olives, pepperoncini and green onions; garlic and Dijon mustard...prepare for it to disappear.
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Serves: 1 ball
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese (I used whole milk ricotta, skim will work)
  • ¾ cup chopped pepperoni
  • ¼ cup diced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons diced pepperoncini
  • 2 tablespoons diced black olives
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a mixer or a food processor, add the cream cheese and ricotta.
  2. Mix or pulse until smooth.
  3. Remove the cream cheese mixture to a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, scoop out and form into a ball, placing it on a plate.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to chill.
  7. Serve with crackers for spreading.

 

About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight.

I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I’m gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading…and commenting! P~

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2 Responses to Pepperoni Cheese Ball

  1. Wow, this looks great. You’re the cheeseball queen, P! 🙂

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