I have been making this cheese ball for about 25 years because it is THAT good. Plus, it's so easy to make, and it tastes fabulous. Not only can it be made into a cheese ball, it can be a cheese log or, if left in it's softened state, can be used as a spread for tortilla pinwheel rollups!
I've taken it to office parties, potluck dinners, or just made it because I like it! Most people really love the flavors and are surprised to find out that the ingredients are so simple. Here's the recipe!
- 1 8 oz brick of cream cheese, softened
- Approximately 4-5 slices of deli sliced ham (If you buy the packages of Buddig Ham, those are perfect!)
- 3-4 green onions chopped (use both the white part and the green tops after cleaning and trimming off root ends)
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce (packets of soy sauce from carryout are perfect for this!)
- chopped nuts, parsley, or bacon bits for exterior if using as cheese ball or log roll
Place the softened cream cheese in a bowl.
Add in the green onions, soy sauce, and chopped ham.
Mix until all ingredients are blended thoroughly and mixture is smooth.
Place mixture into the refrigerator and allow it to set up or harden again. Once it's firm use oiled plastic wrap or wax paper and form into a ball. Roll in dried parsley, chopped nuts, shredded cheddar cheese, or bacon bits. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To make this into tortilla rollups, leave the mixture softened and spread onto large tortillas. Do not slice yet. Refrigerate until cheese firms up, then remove from the refrigerator and slice into pinwheels!
I'm going to apologize for these rollups. I was in a major hurry, as my light was fading, and the flash has gone out on my camera! They may look a bit pitiful, but they tasted great!