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Southwestern Cheeseball |

Southwestern Cheeseball

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x


A cheeseball with the southwestern of green chiles and cilantro.



  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chiles
  • chopped cilantro
  • crackers, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cheddar, cream cheese, butter, onion, garlic powder and green chile. Mix completely.
  2. Turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Form into a ball and wrap tightly. Refrigerate until set up, 2 hours to overnight.
  3. Place chopped cilantro on a plate. Unwrap cheeseball and roll in the cilantro until coated. Serve with crackers.