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Leprechaun Cheese Ball Recipe

Whether you're having a St. Paddy's Day party or looking for a way to add a little fun to your day at home, this Leprechaun Cheese Ball Recipe is sure to please.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 68 kcal


For the cheese ball:

  • 2 blocks of cream cheese or 500g, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded sharp/old white cheddar cheese
  • 1 envelope of ranch dressing mix 28g

For Decorating:

  • 1 green bell pepper for the hat
  • small piece of yellow bell pepper for the hat
  • small piece of red bell pepper for the mouth
  • 2 black olives for the eyes
  • piece of pepper for the nose
  • 1 carrot peeled with a vegetable peeler for the beard hair & hat


  1. To make the cheeseball make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature, I like to take mine out 1-2 hours prior to making the recipe.
  2. In a bowl add your cream cheese and ranch mix and blend until well combined.
  3. Add the shredded cheese to your cream cheese mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Grab the entire mixture and form into a ball. Place on plastic wrap and then wrap up and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours to firm up before decorating.
  5. To decorate, I used 1/2 of a bell pepper for the top of the hat and the rim part is made with the top part of the bell pepper that has the stem on it, stem cut off.
  6. I used a piece of yellow pepper for the nose and the yellow buckle on the hat.
  7. The mouth is a thin strip of red bell pepper.
  8. The eyes are 2 black olives.
  9. For the hair and beard, I just peeled a carrot with a vegetable peeler (I discarded the first layer of the carrot). I also used carrot for the eyebrows and the hat.
  10. All of the facial features stayed on by just pressing the cut-out pieces into the cheeseball but for extra security, I used a toothpick for the hat buckle.
Nutrition Facts
Leprechaun Cheese Ball Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 384mg17%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 789IU16%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.