This addictive Party Cheese Spread is filled with cream cheese, meat, green onions, and cheddar cheese and can easily be adapted into a cheeseball or any shape to match the holiday. It can be rolled into nuts, parsley, or any topping you prefer. It can also be made thinned out with extra mayonnaise to make it more of a dip.
As with most of my recipes, you can add and subtract ingredients to fit your tastes and needs. Sometimes I use boiled or baked deli ham in place of the Buddig beef. I bet bacon would also be a great substitute or addition, I just have not tried it.
No matter which way you choose to make this, spread, dip, or cheeseball, it will soften more the longer it sits out being served. The consistency you have will making it, will be the consistency you have when it has been at room temperature for an hour or so. Plan accordingly when adding mayonnaise when making.
Serve this with crackers, small baguette slices, or even veggie dippers. I like it best with buttery crackers and the new pita crackers.
This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for larger parties. The only limit is the size of your mixing bowl.
Mix together cream cheese and mayonnaise until well blended. If forming into a shape, reduce mayonnaise to 2 teaspoons. Additional mayonnaise should be added now for a dip consistency, add 1 tablespoon of additional mayonnaise at time until desired consistency is reached.
Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended.
Put into a container or form* into a ball and refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow flavors to blend.
Serve with crackers.
*To form into a ball, place mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap and form it into desired shape.
This is one of my favorite dishes for game day parties.
Other dishes I’ll be making during NCAA football season. We watching Mississippi State football. Go Dawgs!! Its no secret we are SEC fans in this house.