Tricolor Peppercorn Cheese Ball


Here's an easy homemade cheese ball appetizer recipe to serve for Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's, or other special occasion.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
one 1-1/4-cup cheese ball


  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese

  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns

  • 1 teaspoon green peppercorns

  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed, crushed

  • ¼ cup finely snipped fresh chives

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh dillweed

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley

  • Crackers


  1. Bring cream cheese to room temperature.

  2. Place pink, green, and black peppercorns in a blender container; cover and blend until finely ground. Set aside.

  3. Beat together cream cheese, garlic, caraway seed, chives, dillweed, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until well combined.

  4. Shape into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 20 minutes. Remove ball and roll in ground peppercorns. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with crackers. Makes one 1-1/4-cup cheese ball.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

42 Calories
4g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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