3 Ingredient Cheese Ball is a staple snack dish for my whole family at EVERY Holiday. No joke – when I was a kid I remember that’s how I knew a Holiday was coming. My Mom was out buying the fixin’s for this Cheese ball. We all wanted to help her mix it all up since she let us use our hands. What 3-5 year old isn’t excited about that, for the most part? We used to think we were ‘some kind of special’ when she actually let us use the butter knife to ‘chop the onions and beef’. Really, I think she just liked to watch the onions get to our eyes since she thought it was funny. It was our “job” every year, every holiday, and we loved every minute of it.
With only 3 ingredients you can’t really go wrong. The best part is the items you need almost always has coupons out to make your costs even lower – although it really would only cost you about $7 to make total as it is. It’s harder to come by coupons for produce which is where I turn to my smartphone apps. Apps such as Ibotta, Checkout51 and more generally have produce coupons at all times.
You can enjoy this 3 ingredient cheese ball with any dinner party, super bowl gathering, or even to just have to snack on around the house. It’s filling but not overbearing.
Recipe for 3 Ingredient Cheese Ball
Here is what you will need to make 3 Ingredient Cheese ball
- 2 packages Buddig Beef – Found in the lunch meat isle and you can almost always print off coupon for these.
- Green Onions – I usually use 2 bundles, but you can use as much or as little as you with. Watch your smartphone apps for rebates on produce.
- 2 Blocks Cream Cheese – Generic brand or top shelf brand they are all about the same. You can also print coupons for these as well.
Lay out your cream cheese to get soft about 40 minutes prior to the rest of your prep. Chop up your Buddig beef into tiny pieces. Put these in your bowl, along side your cream cheese.
Chop up your onions into tiny pieces. Some in my family like bigger onion pieces, I prefer smaller ones. Personal preference for you.
Place these in the bowl with your cream cheese and beef.
Blend it all together. Pair it with your favorite crackers and enjoy!