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Dilly Cheese Ball

The whole family devours this herby cheese spread—even my son, the chef. Serve it with your favorite crackers. —Jane Vince, London, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 cups


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup dill pickle relish, drained
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers


  • Beat first six ingredients until smooth. Shape into a ball; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate several hours. Sprinkle with parsley; serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 100 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Cupcake_k9
    Jul 25, 2020

    Haven’t made a cheese ball in forever. Forgot how fun they were. After reading previous reviews about 5he dill relish, I decided to chop up a dill pickle. I also had to substitute fresh chives for the parsley as my husband hates parsley ?????. Served in with small pretzel twists and it was a hit.

  • Laurie
    Jan 1, 2020

    I made yesterday for a New Years' Eve party, and it was a big disappointment. It tasted only of dill pickles, and even though I refrigerated it for several hours, it was very mushy. I will not make this again. Threw out the large quantity of leftovers.

  • sarah20s
    Dec 24, 2017

    My family and I love this! I always measure the relish, then drain through a small strainer, that way you do not have too much liquid. It turns out perfect every time. We always make this for every holiday now! Thank you!

  • LorettaKBeebe
    Nov 13, 2016

    Served this at party and it was different than the usual cheese ball. It says 1 Cup of dill pickle relish, drained. I didn't know if the recipe meant to drain and then measure one cup or to measure one cup and then drain. I chose the second but did not drain enough. I could not get this into a ball shape even after overnight in the refrigerator and so served in a bowl. Next time I will drain for a longer period of time.