Onion cheese ball

One recipe you'll want to recreate.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 2 Item
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This super-simple retro appetiser is a classic that has stood the test of time. With cream cheese, onion flakes and gherkins it's not short on flavour.


Onion cheese ball
  • 500 gram (1 pound) cream cheese
  • 1 medium onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 6 green onions (scallions), chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup (70g) tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • 4 gherkins, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup (50g) dehydrated onion flakes


Onion cheese ball
  • 1
    Beat cream cheese in a small bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in onions, parsley, sauces, gherkins and garlic until well combined; season.
  • 2
    Sprinkle onion flakes on a sheet of baking paper. Divide cream cheese mixture in half, shape into balls; roll in onion flakes to coat. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.


Dehydrated onion flakes are available from the spice section of the supermarket. Serve with chips.

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