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Roasted Garlic Onion Cheese Ball

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese ball
Servings 12
Author Wendie


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons roasted garlic
  • 1 cup cups monterey jack cheese shredded

For the coating

  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped


  1. Heat a skillet to medium high heat. Add diced onions and cook just until beginning to brown about 5 minutes. Add olive oil salt and pepper. Cook another 5 minutes. Set aside to let cool.

  2. In a large bowl add all the ingredients for the cheese ball. Mix until combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  3. On a small plate add the ingredients for the coating. Mix. Roll the cheese ball until covered.

  4. Serve with crackers

Recipe Notes

Roast your own garlic- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a whole head of garlic on a large piece of foil, drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil over the top. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Close foil and bake for 45 minutes or until garlic squeezes out easily.