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Baked Cheese Balls Recipe

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Forget about frying foods and give this Baked Cheese Balls Recipe a try! It’s delicious, simple, and loaded with cheesy goodness flavor! It’s one of my favorite cheese balls recipes!

Baking the cheese is a simple way to keep away the grease and enjoy the flavor. I love grabbing one and eating it before a meal or having it as a simple after-school snack.

The cheese flavors in this easy snack recipe make me come back for me. I like to grab one for each hand and walk around and snack.

Baked Cheese Balls Recipe

These simple cheese balls are not only delicious to eat but also super easy to make. I’ve also made them using other types of cheese, and they always turn out delicious.

The next time you want that cheesy flavor without the stress of deep frying with tons of grease, you have to try this easy-baked appetizer!

Every bite is bursting with flavor, and it’s a simple recipe that even the pickiest eater will love. I can’t recommend this option enough – I always get high praise when I share it with others!

What dipping sauce pairs well with baked cheese balls?

A classic marinara sauce offers a tangy and slightly sweet contrast to the rich, savory flavor of the cheese balls, making each bite a harmonious blend of textures and tastes.

For those who prefer a bit of heat, a spicy sriracha mayo adds a creamy yet fiery kick that pairs perfectly with the crispy exterior and gooey interior of the cheese balls. If you’re looking for something more sophisticated, a honey mustard sauce provides a delightful balance of sweetness and acidity, complementing the cheese without overpowering it.

No matter which sauce you choose, the key is to find a flavor profile that accentuates the deliciousness of the baked cheese balls, making them an irresistible treat for any occasion.

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What can I add to baked cheeseballs to make them spicy?

If you’re looking to add a fiery kick to your baked cheeseballs, there are plenty of ingredients you can incorporate. First, consider mixing some finely chopped jalapeños or red chili peppers into the cheese mixture before baking. This infuses every bite with a spicy zest.

Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the breading for an extra layer of heat. Spice up the dipping sauce with hot sauce or sriracha for an additional flavor.

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Baked Cheese Balls Recipe

Baked Cheese Balls Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 4 Tablespoons of soft butter
  • ¾ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup of Romano cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • Dash of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and blend well. Make a dough ball.
  3. On a floured surface, roll the ball with a rolling pin as if you were making a pie crust. Fold it in on itself several times and knead. It should feel soft and a bit greasy.
  4. Let it rest for 5 minutes and then pinch off pieces and roll into balls. Try to keep the size of the balls about the same so that they will bake in the same amount of time.
  5. Before placing in the oven, sprinkle a little bit of salt over the tops of the balls.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until they are brown and bubbling. Cool on a rack or some waxed paper.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 7/4/2024

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Tuesday 20th of November 2012

You had me at cheese!! THese look delicious!!! I would love it if you would share at my linky fiesta!!

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