Ninnie Marlene's Oklahoma Cheese Ball
Why I Love This Recipe
This is a recipe my grandmother made every Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I didn't think anyone outside of my family would love this recipe the way we do, until I made it for my first Thanksgiving with my now husband's family.
They raved about it!
It has also recently made big waves at my church's coffee hour.
I know it's not a specifically Southern recipe, but every time I make it, it takes me back to the flatlands of my childhood.
The most important thing about this cheese ball is that is HAS to be served with Ritz crackers- no other kind will taste as good (at least that's my opinion).
You can substitute lower fat cream cheese, without sacrificing taste.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 8 oz. brick cream cheese, room temperature
1 12 oz. bag of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 small green bell pepper, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1 small jar of pimentos, chopped
Garlic salt, to taste (a few shakes)
Cayenne, a dash
Juice of one small lemon
Mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined.
I use my hands (clean, of course), but you could use a spoon, if you're afraid of getting dirty.
Mold into ball shape, place on serving plate, and chill 2-3 hours.