Green Chili Cheese Ball

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Servings: 24-26
  • About This Recipe

    “This needs to be refrigerated before serving but is a very quick appetizer to throw together.”


  • 1 (8ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1cupshredded colby cheese
  • 1 (4ounce) cans chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cupfinely chopped onion
  • 1teaspoonhot pepper sauce
  • salt
  • Directions

  • In bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Blend well.
  • Place mixture on wax paper or plastic wrap.
  • Wrap and form into ball.
  • Chill for several hours.
  • Serve spread with crackers.
  • Reviews

  • “I made this for a family gathering and it was a huge hit!I added extra hot sauce since we like things with more of a kick.”

  • “This is very good cheese ball we all enjoyed the flavor the green chillies gave it. I usedcheddar cheese and used more than one cup. Also I drained the chillies well before adding. The cheese ball was still very moist when I made it but after being in the fridge for awhile it was perfect. I used green onions and didnt add any extra salt as I found it didnt need it. Thanks for sharing this recipe, one I will be making again. Made for the “prop it up” event in the photo forum.”

  • “This is really good and so easy too! I used low-fat cream cheese and used dried onion flakes (out of onions) and skipped the hot sauce. I think you can add more heat/less heat by the green chilies you use — we used medium – which was perfect for us! Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Gingerbear this was wonderful! I took it to work this afternoon and it was a hit! The only change I made was to use fresh anaheim chilis. I was making green chili so I just roasted a few extra for the cheese ball. The flavor was wonderful, the heat was just right – enough to know it was there but not so much to overpower the wonderful green chili flavor. I’ll be making this again!Ok, I made it again for a Christmas party. I shaped it into a tree, sprinkled it with snipped fresh parley, and decorated it with sweet red pepper and pine nuts. Very cute!”

  • “Sorry, Secret, but this was actually blander than I thought it would be. It needed something like ancho powder or hot sauce or something to liven it up a bit.With the amount of cheese to spices, it just wasn’t as assertive as we’d hoped.”

  • “I like making cheese balls for parties and this one is a great addition to my regulars.I’ll add some ancho powder for a slightly smoky flavor as well and some cilantro.”