Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Ball

Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Ball is a copycat version of Harmons favorite cheese ball! Made with fresh jalapenos, grated cheddar cheese and cream cheese, it's always a hit at parties. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, jalapeno cheese ball
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 16


  • 8 oz cream cheese - room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 jalapeños chopped by hand or 2 tablespoons canned jalapeño*
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of dill weed not seed


  1. Combine the cream cheese, mayo, sour cream and milk together in a mixer on low until blended well.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix on low until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before forming a ball and serving. 

Recipe Notes