Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball

Here’s a really easy quick appetizer that has a nice kick to it due to all the pepper on it.  It has been a family favorite of ours for years.  Enjoy!

Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball

Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball

250 gram pkg of cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 tsp garlic salt

1 1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese (I’ll often use mozza cheese)

2 tbsp chopped parsley

2 to 3 tbsp coarsely ground pepper

In a small mixer bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes).  Add sour cream and garlic salt, continue beating until well mixed.  By hand, stir in cheese and parsley.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours.  Shape into flattened cheese ball or log.  Roll in pepper to coat.  Store refrigerated.

Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball 2

Note:  If I’m short on time and don’t have time to refrigerate the 2 hours, I’ll just scoop the finished mixture onto wax paper and use the wax paper to help me shape it into a ball.  Then I’ll transfer it to the serving platter right away and shake the pepper all over.  Serve with crackers.  Easy!

Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball 1

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6 Responses to Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball

  1. 1
    A Crafty Mom says

    OK – this is so easy and looks so tasty!! I think I may whip this up as one of my Xmas Eve appetizers – thanks for the recipe 🙂

  2. 2
    Mandi Miller says

    This looks delicious and is so easy even I could do it! Thanks for sharing it! I am definitely going to try it.

  3. 3
    ACW says

    Thanks! One can never have too many cheeseball recipes! (not being facetious – can’t wait to try this!)

  4. 4
    Jennifer says

    Just whipped this up for a New Year’s party we are going to. Quite yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. 5
    Marcia at Organising Queen says

    ooh this looks so yummy! A great idea when I next have to take a plate of eats somewhere 🙂


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