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Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Ball

A delicious cheeseball recipe is easy to prepare! A few basic ingredients to start, then add in your favorite ingredients! Endless flavor combinations.

Course Appetizer, Botana
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese Recipes, Cheeseball
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Author Sonia

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces extra sharp cheddar shredded
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 chipotles in adobo finely minced
  • 2 green onions sliced thin
  • 3 ounces taco flavored Doritos
  • 3 ounces Takis spicy chile lime corn chips

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, spices, chipotles and green onions. Mix well to combine.
  2. Using a silicone spatula, transfer the cheese to a cut section of plastic wrap. Bring up the sides of the plastic to covert cheese and carefully mold into a big ball. Set aside.
  3. Transfer the doritos and takis to a mini chopper and pulse to finely chop.
  4. Transfer to a shallow bowl. Remove the plastic from the cheese ball over the crushed chips. Spoon crushed chips over cheeseball and pat down. Roll as needed, pressing as you go until the entire surface is cover.
  5. Wrap with a new piece of plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Serve with cracker, tortilla chips or pita chips.

Recipe Notes

For Garlic and Onion Variation; To the cream cheese and cheddar cheese mix, add in 1 TBS dried onions, 1 TBS dried garlic, 1 TBS chopped parsley and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. You will also need 1/2-3/4 cup finely crushed pecans. Roll the cheeseball in pecans until evenly coated. If you have more parsley, you could mix some into the pecans for color.

I like using dried onion and garlic for a longer shelf life of the cheeseball. If you prefer a smoother cheeseball, you can use granulated garlic and onion, 2 teaspoons of each.