Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

Here is a fun appetizer that I made in the past. It was a HIT!
I used felt to create a turkey head.  I used 2 pieces, sewed all the way around
with a small hole in the bottom, then slid a skewer in the bottom to attach the turkey to the ball. You could make a head out of cardstock as well and glue a toothpick or skewer in between the layers of cardstock).
 Then I added crackers and pretzels in it for the feathers and loaded up the platter with more crackers.
This makes a lot!
But since it is made from cream cheese, it will store for a while in the refrigerator.
Easy Cheese Ball
3 packages of cream cheese
1 package of dry ranch mix
3 1/2 c. shredded cheese, whatever you like
1/3 c. diced green onions
2 c. almonds (toasted)
Mash cream cheese in a bowl. Add next 3 ingredients. Form into a ball shape and roll in nuts. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 8 hours (to allow ranch to distribute evenly…otherwise it’ll be too salty).
Serve with crackers.
Make sure to let the cheese ball chill for the 8 hours, then add the crackers right before serving. Do not refrigerate the crackers and the assembled turkey for 8 hours. The crackers will get soft.


  1. So great! Thanks! Gonna try it! :) Have a great day!

  2. Thanks for this super easy cheese ball recipe! I’m writing this one down!

  3. cute :D

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  5. I love this! Please stop over and link this up in my Holiday Tips, Crafts and Recipes! It rocks!

  6. Please come share at our Tuesday linky party at:

  7. Oh my word! That is truly adorable!! Will definitely be making this for my Thanksgiving…Thanks for sharing! Will be pinning it too ;) Have a great Fall!

  8. So cute! I pinned it :)

  9. how cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. That is too cute! I would have never thought of that in a million years. I will have to try that one out this year!

    We are hosting a Home for the Holidays Link Party and would love for you to link up your adorable turkey. Take care!

  11. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I love me a good cheese ball! I seem to be the only one who buys them, but everyone eats it up! Very cute way to dress it up. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by

    I hope you are having a great week!

  12. I make this all. the. time! (I leave out the turkey decorations other months of the year.) It’s always a huge hit.

  13. What a great presentation of the humble little cheese ball! I’m going to do this for Thanksgiving!! Thanks for sharing such a great idea :)

  14. this is so cute,
    Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
    have a great crafting weekend!

  15. Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

  16. How cheesily wonderful! ;) Love it, can’t wait to impress my Turkey Day guests with it :)

  17. This is so cute!
    Jenn :0

  18. Hi! Came over from Made By You Monday! This looks great! Would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party going on now!

  19. So Cute and fun!!! I plan to make this on Thanksgiving!

    Just to let you know I featured this on my blog today-

  20. How cute! This would be perfect for my hubby’s family. They’re so into their cheeseballs. It’s the highlight of the meal!

  21. This is adorable. Thanks for the idea! I’d love it if you came and linked it up in my Holiday Tips, Crafts & Recipes link up!!

    Thank you so much, Susie

  22. Just wanted you to know we featured this adorable project on our blog today! Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. Love this idea! Just wanted to let you know I posted it on my blog ::

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  24. So cute! I just wanted you to know that I attempted to do this and posted it with a link back to your blog – thanks for the inspiration!!!

  25. I love it!!Thanks for providing Thanksgiving Cheese Ball idea. I’ll include it my thanksgiving dinner party…
    For more see on Thanksgiving recipes.

  26. I made it and LOVED it !!! It’s a huge hit every time I make !
    I hope you don’t mind that I mentioned it on my blog and it’s all over the world now …
    You can check it out:
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  27. thanks for share.

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