Mini Pecan Cheese Balls

April 5, 2018

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Mini Pecan Cheese Balls

Image courtesy of NuHorizons.

This recipe is from Tami Cavitt at CLC Pecans.

The Recipe


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (1 ounce) package Ranch-style dressing mix
  • 3 cups chopped pecans
  • 4 pecan halves


  1. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and dressing mix.
  2. Form into ice cream scoop sized balls.
  3. Roll each ball in chopped pecans to coat surface.
  4. Decorate the tops with pecan halves.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.


Makes a great appetizer!

This locally inspired recipe is brought to you by Pam Walker. Pam is an avid home cook, writer, and local farm and food activist who is also a board member of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. Thank you, Pam, for helping inspire us to use locally sourced ingredients!