Bloody Mary Cheeseball

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This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d’oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

Sometimes I feel like I’m a little bit behind when it comes to entertaining. I don’t know if this is the result of having a small house without a ton of room to host dinner parties (or a dining room for that matter) or that in our current season of life, no matter how hard I try to keep up, our home always looks like Hurricane Alice came through with the exception of approximately four hours after our cleaning lady comes (three of which are while we’re all still at work/daycare).

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

The bottom line is I don’t entertain guests as much as I’d like to and I resolve to fix that, beginning with this holiday season. I mean, what better time to go out of my way to have guests join us than when everyone is feeling merry and celebratory and looking to eat all -the-things?

With this new resolution in mind and a heart and belly for all things hors-d’oeuvre-y, I figured it was probably a good time to brainstorm some new and delicious appetizer options that are easy to whip up and look pretty and festive for holiday entertaining.

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I’m not sure it’s possible to go to a holiday get together in my family and not come across RITZ Crackers. Whether they’re an integral part of the requisite cheese platter or used as a vessel upon which to hoard as much of my Grandma Eve’s Shrimp Dip as possible (it’s every man for himself when that incredible dip is available- stay tuned, I’ll be sharing that soon!) it’s simply not a party without RITZ Crackers.

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

In terms of every day life, my husband is positively addicted to these. In fact, when this particular post collaboration came to fruition, I knew that my biggest challenge would be keeping RITZ Crackers in the pantry long enough to get photos of them. If J knows that we have them, he will not be able to stop himself from unapologetically eating through an entire box.

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

Being that my whole family has such an undying love for RITZ Crackers, a collaboration seemed like a natural next step and I couldn’t help but jump at the chance to create a recipe that would be the perfect addition to those very crackers while also being quick and easy to make for your holiday guests.

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

So I began brainstorming a Cheeseball concept. Though I had never made my own Cheeseball, I have tasted several at various events throughout my life. I try not to ever turn down the opportunity to try various Cheese varieties, especially if they’re mixed with other tasty offerings.

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

I knew I wanted a fun idea that was also family friendly. And through all of this, the idea of a Bloody Mary kept creeping into my head. Now, I do love a good Bloody Mary, but it isn’t exactly a family-friendly option and generally doesn’t involve cheese.

But being the scrappy gal I am, I thought to myself, “Why not remove the Vodka and use the zesty, savory ingredients that you typically find in a Bloody Mary to make a festive holiday Cheeseball to spread on my RITZ Crackers?” And the rest, as they say, was history.

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball certainly delivers when you’re looking for a savory, delicious appetizer option. You have all the fantastic flavor components of a traditional Bloody Mary: tomato, green olives, hot sauce, Worchestershire sauce, horseradish, celery salt and I even crusted it in crumbled bacon since it’s one of my favorite Bloody Mary garnishes.

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

The ingredients were all super easy to find at my local Walmart Super Center. Mine even had a super convenient RITZ Crackers display which made it even easier to find my favorite crackers. Even better, here’s a another link to the great cash-back opportunity with Ibotta because saving money is always a good thing!

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

Yields 6-8 servings

Bloody Mary Cheeseball

This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'ouevre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

1 hr, 10 Prep Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup of shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. of hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. if prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp. of celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green olives stuffed with pimentos
  • 3/4 cup of crumbled bacon or bacon bits (try to find ones that are real bacon)
  • 1 Tbsp. of fresh chopped parsley
  • RITZ Crackers
  • Cut up celery

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the cream cheese and the shredded white cheddar.
  2. Add the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, horseradish, celery salt, black pepper and chopped green olives and mix well until fully combined.
  3. Use a spatula to scrape all the cheese mixture in to the middle of the bowl and pop it into the refrigerator to chill for about 10 minutes (to make it easier to roll into a ball).
  4. Mix your bacon crumbles and parsley well in a bowl. Using you (clean) hands, roll your cheese into a ball and carefully roll it in the bacon and parsley mixture.
  5. Wrap it in and place it into the refrigerator to chill for at least and hour or until you're ready to serve it. This can be made the night before and should stay good in the refrigerator for a few days.
  6. Spread it on RITZ Crackers and celery sticks and enjoy!
Cuisine: Holiday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easy, | Recipe Type: Appetizer, Hors D'Ouevre

Notes

This can be made the night before and should stay good in the refrigerator for a few days.

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This Bloody Mary Cheeseball Recipe is the best easy appetizer option for entertaining. Made with many of the same ingredients and toppings as a traditional Bloody Mary drink (but without the alcohol) this family friendly hors d'oeuvre is full of great flavor and would look especially festive at a Christmas or other holiday party.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Andrew
    December 6, 2016 at 11:22 am A Bloody Mary cheeseball is ingenious! I bet it pairs perfectly with the RITZ Crackers, too! Yum! [client]
    • Reply
      Jessy
      December 6, 2016 at 2:53 pm Thank you! The flavor really compliments RITZ Crackers beautifully. Although that's not hard to do, those crackers seriously taste awesome with everything!
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    Luci {Luci's Morsels}
    December 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm I know exactly what you mean when you say you wish you entertained more. I'm the same way! But this amazing appetizer would sure make it easier to do it! Can't wait to give it a try at my next shindig! Luci's Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.
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      Jessy
      December 6, 2016 at 2:52 pm Thank you! I seriously want to try and make this entertaining thing happen!
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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    December 6, 2016 at 5:51 pm This is brilliant! The cheeseball is what always pulls me back to the food table :)
    • Reply
      Jessy
      December 8, 2016 at 1:33 pm Thanks Sarah- me and you both!!
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    Jeff
    December 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm For the olives, is is 1/2 cup chopped, or put 1/2 cup of olives in the Cuisinart? BTW, the recipe SOUNDS AMAZING! :)
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      Jessy
      December 28, 2016 at 2:43 pm Thanks Jeff- sorry if I wrote the recipe in a confusing way- I meant 1/2 a cup of chopped olives (but if you don't love them as much as I do you could always measure it before chopping). I hope you love it!
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        Jeff
        December 28, 2016 at 2:46 pm No, I love olives and anything related to a Bloody Mary. Doing this recipe for a New Year's Eve Party this weekend along with my family's perfect Bloody Marys to go with it! Thanks again! :) Jeff recently posted...Proposed Committee Interpretation Posted for ICC Membership Review and Comment.My Profile
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          Jessy
          December 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm I like your style- Olives are always a good idea (and so is a good Bloody Mary!!)! I hope you enjoy it and happy new year!

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