An Easter Carrot Cheese Ball will be a fun and delicious appetizer! You can make a carrot shaped cheeseball with just a couple of ingredients and a few minutes of time. Your friends and family will LOVE it!
Easter appetizers can be a challenge. Sure, you can serve a fruit tray, veggies, or deviled eggs. But, this carrot shaped cheese ball with shredded cheese or Easter Chick Deviled Eggs will be the talk of your party. We are making both this year because my guests devour them.
Cheese balls are wonderful for serving at a party! They require few ingredients, can be made ahead of time, and are so simple to prepare. The kids could even help with this cheese ball recipe.
Appetizers for Easter can be a challenge. Sure, you can serve a fruit tray with Pineapple Dip or a platter of veggies but, this carrot shaped cheese ball will be the talk of the party.
What to serve with Carrot Shaped Cheese ball?
Consider adding some crackers like Ritz, Mini Townhouse (my new favorite snack), Wheat Thins or Triscuits. Vegetables make a colorful and tasty side. I use sliced cucumber, mini grape tomatoes alongside. Mini crostinis and olives would be great too!
Can I make a Cheese ball ahead of time?
For sure! Cheese balls are a great make-ahead appetizer. You can refrigerate it for up to 5 days. Just hold off adding the shredded cheese until serving.
Can I freeze a Cheese ball?
Yes, you can! I would suggest adding the shredded cheese until ready to serve. Be sure to wrap in a layer or two of plastic wrap before placing it in the freezer. Remove the cheese ball from the fridge at least 12 hours before serving to allow thawing.
Ingredients to Make Easter Cheese ball
- Cream Cheese
- Ranch Dressing Mix
- Mild or Sharp Cheddar Cheese
How to Make Carrot Shaped Cheese ball
First, add the softened cream cheese and the ranch mix to a medium bowl. With a hand mixer, beat until combined and creamy.
Next, add the paprika, Worcestershire, shredded cheese and bacon pies. Mix again until the mixture is combined.
Note: fresh finely shredded cheese will work best. Store-bought pre-shredded will not result in the best taste or look.
Place the cheese ball mix onto a piece of parchment paper and make a carrot shape.
Now, transfer to the desired serving tray or plate. Add the remaining finely shredded cheddar.
Add the fresh parsley stems. You could also consider using green onions if you prefer. Gently push stems into the top of the carrot cheese ball.
Finally, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Easter Carrot Cheese Ball
- 16 oz Cream Cheese softened
- 1 pkt Ranch Dressing Mix
- 6 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese divided
- 1 tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
- 8 strips Bacon cooked and chopped
- 1/4 tsp Paprika
- Beat cream cheese and Ranch dressing mix until fluffy.
- Add 4 ounces of shredded cheese, bacon, paprika, and worchestershire to the mixture.
- Stir until combined.
- Place the mixture onto plastic wrap and form into the shape of a carrot.
- Transfer to desired serving dish.
- Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese, lightly pressing into the cheese ball.
- Poke the Parsley stems into the top of the carrot.
- Refrigerate for approx 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve with veggies or crackers.