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How to Make a Cute Cheese Ball Carrot

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This Dill Pickle Cheese Ball Carrot comes together in only five steps and is a perfect appetizer for Easter gatherings!

Carrot-Shaped Cheese Ball surrounded by crackers

This yummy appetizer tastes so fresh and delicious! It was such a hit in my house and was so simple to assemble.

Ingredients for Carrot-Shaped Cheese Ball

Ingredients

Here’s all you need to make this adorable Carrot Cheeseball in your home:

Cheeseball:
-16 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
-4 Tablespoon Sour Cream
-½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
-1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
-Salt/Pepper – to taste
-1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
-1½ Cups Chopped Dill Pickles
-2 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Dill
Coating:
– ½ Cup Shredded/Chopped Cheddar Cheese

Dipper Suggestions:
– Crackers, pretzels, veggies, or rolls would all be great match!

Ingredients for Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

Directions

  1. With hand mixer, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper, cheddar, pickles and fresh dill. Mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Lay plastic wrap in on a flat surface. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the center. Bring up edges of plastic wrap, close at the top tightening to create the cream cheese “carrot” shape.
  3. Transfer to refrigerator and chill at least 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Unwrap chilled cheese carrot ball and coat with cheddar cheese. Gently press cheese into any non covered spots.
  5. Serve with crackers or favorite dippers.

Recipe adapted from wonkywonderful.com

Cheese Ball in a Carrot Shape

Here’s a Quick Video Tutorial!

Close-up of Carrot-Shape Cheeseball surrounded by crackers and pretzels

Perfect Presentation Platters

This Cheeseball Carrot looks adorable on pretty much any board or platter. Here are some of my favorites!

Wooden Serving Boards: I use wooden serving boards all the time for prep, presentation, and kitchen decor! To start, I used my favorite MacKenzie Childs wooden checkered board. For the rectangular paddle board, some similar options are this distressed board from Target, this option from Kirklands, this option from Amazon, or this raised trivet from Target. If you’re looking to start or add to a collection, Antique Hardware has this set of 3 that I get so much use out of year-round!

Easter Serving Dishes: These paper bunny plates or these melanine bunny plates are adorable, as well as this Easter Egg Stoneware platter (all from Target.) If you’re looking for a wooden bunny-shaped serving board, I love this wooden bunny serving platter from TJ Maxx or this cute option from Target.

Tip: For extra festive decorations around the serving platter, I love winding twinkle lights or a garland like this carrot garland or this Easter Egg garland for some added character.

White Platters: If you’d prefer a marble look, this white marble pastry board from World Market is beautiful. For a less expensive option, this faux white marble tray from Walmart is also a great choice!

Portion of Carrot-Shaped Cheeseball on wooden serving board

Can I Make These Ahead of Time?

Yes! You can keep the cheeseball in the refrigerator for 2-3 days ahead of time. Just wait to add the outer coating until you are ready to serve.

Leanna holding a wooden platter with a cute carrot cheeseball

Storing Leftover Cheese Ball Carrot

For any extras, wrap in Saran-Wrap or store in a Tupperware container and refrigerate. This should stay fresh for 3-5 days.

Close-up of Carrot-Shaped Cheeseball

Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this Cheese Ball Carrot as much as we did! Have a wonderful Easter and take care, friends!

Xoxo,

Leanna

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Cute Cheese Ball Carrot!

This easy Easter appetizer is sure to be a hit!

  • Author: Leanna
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer

Ingredients

Cheeseball:
-16 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
-4 Tablespoon Sour Cream
-½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
-1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
-Salt/Pepper – to taste
-1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
-1½ Cups Chopped Dill Pickles
-2 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Dill
Coating:
– ½ Cup Shredded/Chopped Cheddar Cheese

Dipper Suggestions:
– Crackers, pretzels, veggies, or rolls would all be great match!

Instructions

  • With hand mixer, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper, cheddar, pickles and fresh dill. Mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
  • Lay plastic wrap in on a flat surface. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the center. Bring up edges of plastic wrap, close at the top tightening to create the cream cheese “carrot” shape.
  • Transfer to refrigerator and chill at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap chilled cheese carrot ball and coat with cheddar cheese. Gently press cheese into any non covered spots.
  • Serve with crackers or favorite dippers.

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