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blue cheese cheese ball coated in pecans and parsley.

Blue Cheese Cheese Ball

So savory, creamy, and bold, this Blue Cheese Cheese ball comes together easily and is great to make ahead of time.
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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday, party recipe
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Makes: 12 servings


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces blue cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, divided
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup pecan halves


  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Crumble blue cheese into bowl and add, sour cream, 3 tablespoons parsley, chives, lemon juice, and pepper. Mix together on low speed until uniform.
  • Form cheese mixture into a ball and wrap tightly in parchment paper. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  • While the cheese mixture is chilling, toast the pecans. Bake at 350 degrees on a baking sheet until browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Once nuts have cooled, roughly chop them and mix with the remaining 2 tablespoons parsley.
  • Unwrap the ball, reshape if desired, and roll in the chopped pecans and parsley until evenly coated.
  • Serve at room temp with your favorite crackers!
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Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1mg