This super easy Salami Cream Cheese Ball is filled with cream cheese, diced salami, cheddar cheese and a few spices. Definitely a crowd pleaser!
I have been dreaming about this Salami Cream Cheese Ball for quite some time now. Several years ago my sister-in-law came to my house for a visit and she whipped up the most amazing cream cheese ball that was stuffed full of chopped salami and green onions. It seemed almost too simple, but when smeared on a buttery cracker??
Ohmygoshpeople… it’s heavenly!
How To Make Salami Cream Cheese Ball
With football season upon us, I knew it was the perfect time to unleash this bad boy on you.
You could roll the cheese ball in chopped walnuts like I did for this Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Ball or if you’re really adventurous, try rolling it in some chopped bacon! Yum!
I kept the nuts off because I wanted to be able to send some to school with my kids in their lunch boxes (they go to a nut-free school).
Anyways, I lurve this cream cheese ball.
I actually used this new cream cheese made with greek yogurt that I found next to the regular cream cheeses, and it’s amazing! Have you seen this? So thick and creamy! Plus the added protein is a super plus! Don’t worry though, it will work with regular cream cheese as well. 🙂
So if you’re planning on hosting a football party, a holiday party, a baby shower, a girl’s night or anything in between there, you’ll definitely want to bring along this cream cheese ball and loads of crackers (carrot sticks and sliced cucumbers work well too).
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Salami Cream Cheese Ball
- 2 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
- 1/4 lb - 1/3 lb. hard salami, I use Cervelat from the deli, cut into small pieces
- 3 tbsp mayo
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- Combine all the ingredients in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and blend until evenly mixed. Pour cheese ball onto a sheet of plastic wrap and place another sheet of plastic wrap on top. Form the cheese into a ball (or whatever shape you want), and then chill for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Serve with butter crackers and fresh cut veggies!
Originally published Sept. 2014/ Updated Jan. 2018
Can I use dry beef in place of salami?
Definitely! Sounds great!
I don’t have a machine with a paddle! Can you use a hand mixer? When did I ask this same question?
Yes! You can use a hand mixer!
Some chopped green olives (or black) would be a good addition!
This has all my favorite ingredients for a cheese ball. Will be making this.
Made this for a Memorial Day party and it was a big hit! Everyone asked for the recipe. Good flavors.
Awesome! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it!! 🙂
Found you through Pinterest. This recipe was a hit at work! My first ever cheese ball!
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Bonny @ Clever hen
This has all our favorites! I think it will be a sure hit with the men…. or should I say boys.
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
MMmm, I love cheeseballs!! This looks great 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Oh my gosh. I think I might make this next weekend for my book party!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea
What a great and cheap idea for a cheese ball. I don’t think I have seen one like this. I like it.
Cheese Balls rock! I am very fond of Yochee (yogurt cheese), I use it in place of cream cheese for just about everything. I make my own these days. All you need to do is place Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt, just takes longer) in a sieve lined with a coffee filter, place the sieve over a bowl and cover. Refrigerate and allow the whey to drip for 2-3 days; when it is the consistency you want use it just like cream cheese.