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Buffalo Blue Cheese Ball

This Buffalo Cream Cheese Ball features hot sauce, shredded chicken, celery, green onion, blue cheese, and chopped walnuts. A twist on the traditional cheese ball recipe.

Buffalo Blue Cheese Ball Recipe

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Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

You’ve probably noticed by now that my boy Logan is all about the sports. Checking scores and brackets daily. Watching as many games as he can get his hands on.

It’s pretty funny to watch this transformation in him. He’s going from a kid who didn’t really even have the patience to sit through an entire game to the kid who wants to have game day parties. He constantly rattles off stats like you wouldn’t believe. I think that kid must dream in sports, because it seems like it is on his mind 24/7.

With March Madness underway, you might be thinking of getting together with some friends to watch one of the games this weekend. When you’re having a group of friends, or even just gathering as a family, over to watch sports you’ll want to keep any snacks simple so you can focus on the game.

No need to go overboard, just a few things to much on while enjoying the game works best. This buffalo cream cheese ball is perfect for game day snacking. It’s loaded with cream cheese, blue cheese, green onion, celery, red bell pepper, hot sauce, walnuts, and shredded chicken. The ingredients are all rolled into a ball, hence the name buffalo cream cheese ball, and rolled in more walnuts.

I like Fisher Nuts best in this recipe because their nuts are all preservative-free. I know I’m getting the quality that I want.

Serve this Buffalo Blue Cheese Ball with your favorite crackers or pretzels for scooping. Celery sticks also taste great with this!

Buffalo cream Cheese Ball ingredients on marble countertop

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Buffalo Cream Cheese Ball Ingredients

To make this buffalo blue cheese ball recipe, you’ll need:

  • Cream cheese
  • Hot sauce
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Shredded chicken
  • Celery
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green onions
  • Walnuts

How to Make a Cheese Ball

Homemade cheese balls couldn’t be easier to make! Here’s how I like to make this buffalo cream cheese ball recipe:

  1. Beat together the softened cream cheese and hot sauce until smooth.
  2. Stir in the blue cheese, chicken, celery, red bell pepper, green onion, and chopped walnuts.
  3. Shape the mixture into a large ball and gently roll in chopped walnuts to coat.
  4. Place in fridge to chill for 2 hours.
  5. Garnish with chopped green onion and additional blue cheese crumbles just before serving.

Can You Prep This Cream Cheese Ball in Advance?

Yes, this easy cheese ball recipe can be made up to a day in advance. Refrigerate the homemade cheese ball in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve it.

Can You Freeze a Cheese Ball?

Yes, you can freeze this buffalo cream cheese ball. After shaping it into a ball, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and freeze. When you’re ready to enjoy the homemade cheese ball, place it in the fridge overnight to thaw and then coat in chopped walnuts just before serving it.

Buffalo cream Cheese Ball on platter with celery and pretzels

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Tips for Making a Buffalo Cream Cheese Ball

Note that you must use brick-style cream cheese for this recipe and not the whipped kind that comes in a tub. Full-fat brick-style cream cheese holds its shape the best and can withstand the addition of shredded chicken and chopped veggies.

To make your life even easier, buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and shred part of it to use in this cream cheese ball recipe.

And if you’re vegetarian, you’re welcome to omit the shredded chicken altogether.

More Easy Appetizers:

Looking for some more game day recipe ideas? Check out some of these tasty links:

You can’t go wrong with the amazing flavor profile of this Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip.

Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts are great for snacking on during the game.

Strawberry Mango Salsa and Easy Cinnamon Sugar Chips is perfect for something fresh and healthy (but still tasty!).

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus goes great with a veggie tray.

If you’re serving burgers or sliders, these Tex-Mex Oven Fries are a must-make.

Ultimate Easy Nachos whip up in a pinch and make game day appetizers super simple to prepare (and serve), leaving you with more time to socialize, eat, and enjoy the game!

What’s your favorite game day appetizer?

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Buffalo Blue Cheese Ball

Buffalo Cream Cheese Ball

Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

This Buffalo Cream Cheese Ball features hot sauce, shredded chicken, celery, green onion, blue cheese, and chopped walnuts. A twist on the traditional cheese ball recipe.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Hot Sauce, according to your heat preferences
  • 2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon Blue Cheese Crumbles (divided)
  • 1 cup Shredded or finely chopped Chicken
  • 1/3 cup Celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon Green Onions, sliced (divided)
  • 1 cup Fisher Walnuts, finely chopped

Instructions

    1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and hot sauce. Beat with a hand mixer until combined and smooth.
    2. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir in 2/3 cup blue cheese, chicken, celery, red bell pepper, 1/3 cup green onions, and 1/4 cup Fisher Walnuts into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
    3. Shape the cheese mixture into a large ball and roll into the remaining nuts to coat the outside. Place on a plate and allow to chill for 2 hours, or up to overnight.
    4. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon of blue cheese and 1 tablespoon of green onions. Serve with celery sticks and pretzels or crackers.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 262Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 59mgSodium 280mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 8g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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I choose to work with Fisher Nuts because it is one of the only brands of recipe nuts entirely without preservatives. I have been compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Tiffany @ A Kitchen Fable

Friday 25th of March 2016

Sounds so easy and tasty to make! Love the addition of hot sauce. I don't really watch the games, but this buffalo ball looks perfect for any occasion.