Blue Cheese Cranberry Cheese Ball Recipes

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

This savory blue cheese cranberry cheese ball is bursting with flavors and textures like crunchy pecans and celery, sweet peppers and onion. Makes a great addition to any party!

I recently had this blue cheese cranberry cheese ball at a friend’s house and I just had to share it with you! It was so yummy I was snacking on it all night.

It’s one of those things you eat where I just had to have the recipe. You know what I’m talking about? Yes, that good!

Blue Cheese Cranberry Cheese Ball Photo

If you’re a blue cheese lover, this cheese ball is for you! Plus, it is chock full of wonderful winter flavors and textures like dried cranberries, pecans, celery, red bell pepper and onions. They combine in the most delicious way!

Blue Cheese Cranberry Cheese Ball Picture

Plus, this cheese ball is super easy to make. I need more easy recipes in my life (New Year’s goal!) like these 5-ingredient cream cheese quesitos pastries or Puerto Rican Fried Pork Chops with only five ingredients and lots of flavor.

Blue Cheese Cranberry Cheese Ball Image

This blue cheese cranberry cheese ball fits the bill for quick and easy. It’s simple, yet impressive enough for a party snack or appetizer.

Blue Cheese Cranberry Cheese Ball Pic

Summer is my favorite season by far, however, the abundance of celebrations during fall and winter make it bearable. The fun doesn’t end with Thanksgiving and Christmas (to name a couple), but continues with the New Year, the Super Bowl or even an Oscar party!

File 1 Blue Cheese Cranberry Cheese Ball

This cheese ball starts with cream cheese as most cheese balls do. Then add your blue cheese. Use your favorite kind – do you like it mild, tangy or stinky/rice? Gorgonzola or Danish blue are great choices!

Mix in the cranberries and chopped veggies. I love how this cheese balls is so crunchy and creamy at the same time! Serve with your favorite crackers or celery sticks. 

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Blue Cheese Cranberry Cheese Ball Recipes

    8 Servings


  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese, 4 ounces
  • 1 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons Sliced Green Onions
  • 2 tablespoons Finely Chopped Onion
  • 2 tablespoons Finely Chopped Celery
  • 2 tablespoons Finely Chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Chopped Pecans


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the pecans, until well mixed. Shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.
  2. Chill for at least 1 hour, then roll in chopped pecans. Serve with crackers.


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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 75 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 177
Calories 278

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
  Saturated Fat 10g
Sodium 325mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 10g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!

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