Italian Cheese Ball

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • serves 12

An Italian-inspired appetizer for your next dinner party.

11 Ratings
Directions for: Italian Cheese Ball


1 8-oz package cream cheese, at room temperature

½ cup grated provolone (about 2 oz)

¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped

¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers

12 thin slices salami, diced (about 2 oz)

1 6-oz jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (about 1/2 cup)

pinch crushed red pepper flakes

⅓ cup toasted pine nuts

Crackers, for serving

Parsley, for serving


1. Mix the cream cheese, provolone, olives, roasted red peppers, salami, artichoke hearts and crushed red pepper flakes in a medium bowl until well combined. Chill until firm and the flavors have blended, at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

2. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in the pine nuts. Serve with the crackers and garnish with the parsley.

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen.

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