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Cranberry Almond Cheese Ball

Get ready to impress with this unbelievably delicious Cranberry Almond Cheese Ball - made with just FIVE ingredients! This easy recipe is great for entertaining and parties!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese ball, cranberry almond cheese ball
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 287kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 8 oz cream cheese 1 package - I used light, softened
  • 4 oz sharp white cheddar cheese grated (I grate the cheese on the smaller opening)
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries I used 50% less sugar cranberries
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 6 oz Blue Diamond Almonds 1 container - Smokehouse flavor


  • Combine the first four ingredients in a medium-size bowl, stirring until well combined.
  • Spoon contents onto a plate and use plastic wrap to form into a ball (or football).
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Cover the entire cheese ball with almonds. You may have some leftover.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Top with strips of cheese for the football laces if desired.
  • Serve with assorted crackers or bread.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1mg