Easter Carrot Cheese Ball

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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!

Carrot Shaped Cheese ball on tray with veggies and crackers

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.

Carrot Easter Cheese ball appetizer with sides

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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.

Carrot Shaped Cheese ball for Easter

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.

Carrot Cheese ball with cheese knife

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!

Inside of Carrot Cheese ball

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.

Cheese ball spread on a cracker

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.

Easter Cheese ball with text on image

Ingredients to Make Easter Cheese ball

  • Cream Cheese
  • Ranch Dressing Mix
  • Paprika
  • Worcestershire
  • Bacon
  • Mild or Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Parsley

Ingredients to make carrot shaped cheese ball

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.

Beating cream cheese and ranch seasoning in a bowl

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.

Cheese ball ingredients in a bowl

Place the cheese ball mix onto a piece of parchment paper and make a carrot shape.

FormedCheese ball

Now, transfer to the desired serving tray or plate. Add the remaining finely shredded cheddar.

Shredded cheddar cheese on cheeese ball

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.

Parsley stems in cheese ball

Finally, refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Easter carrot appetizer on platter

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Easter Carrot Cheese Ball

By: Jen CIncyshopper
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!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Chill Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 327mg, Potassium: 106mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 655IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 141mg, Iron: 1mg
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Long Collage with Easter Cheese ball

Long text on image Easter Cheeseball

long image of Easter Cheese ball

About Jen Cincyshopper

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4 Comments

  1. I’ve never seen a carrot cheese ball before. So fun and the recipe sounds good! Pinned. Visiting from Busy Monday.