Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese Ball

By Leslie Blythe  , , , ,   

November 8, 2017

I am not a big fan of serving a boring cheese platter at a party. It usually doesn't get eaten. I guarantee this cheese ball will be the hit of your next party. Cheese balls were all the rage in the 1970s, but this Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese ball is an updated version of an old classic. So easy to make and the best part is that it has to be made ahead, so you can enjoy your party.

  • Prep: 15 mins


1Combine cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, ¼ cup basil, salt and pepper in a small bowl, mixing well. Save the chopped pecans and ¼ cup of basil for the topping.

2Form into a ball and place in fridge to chill (at least 3 hours).

3Before serving, roll the cheese ball in the pecans and extra basil.

4Serve with crackers, toasted baguette or vegetables.

This recipe is from Key Ingredients, which has many wonderful recipes!


8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened

¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped,

½ cup fresh basil, chopped (save ¼ cup for topping)

½ cup goat cheese, crumble

½ cup pecans, chopped

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper


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