Gluten Free Cheese Ball Easy Recipe
April 6, 2022
Gluten free cheeseball with easy recipe

Gluten Free Cheese Ball Easy Recipe with Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato

Need a gluten free cheese ball? How about this cheeseball easy recipe with sun dried tomato and goat cheese!? Don't like goat cheese? No problem. I've got a couple different options for you. This is such a great appetizer to take to any gathering but especially festive for Easter, Mother's Day and any spring celebration.

Sun dried tomato cheeseball recipe by Salt Lake City healthy hostess

Gluten Free Cheese Ball Ingredients

Ingredients for sun dried tomato cheeseball
  • Neufchatel cream cheese {Or Kite Hill Almond Cream Cheese for a Non-Dairy option!}
  • Chèvre Goat cheese {sub feta for milder flavor or shredded cheddar for basic}
  • Sun dried tomatoes, diced
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Dried Basil
  • Onion powder
  • Sea Salt
  • Gluten Free Worcestershire sauce* see spices note
  • Chopped pecans {try pine nuts, pepitas, or sunflower seeds for a nut free option}
  • Fresh rosemary for garnish
  • Cling Wrap
  • Nut Grinder
  • or Knife and Cutting Board

Gluten Free Cheese Ball Instructions

Whipped cream cheese and goat cheese

Blend your room temperature {softened} Neufchatel cream cheese and chèvre goat cheese with your mixer until smooth.

CHEESE OPTIONS: If the goat cheese is too strong for you or your family, try the more mild feta, or even shredded cheddar cheese that kids will probably enjoy a little more.

DAIRY FREE OPTION: It seems a little crazy that a CHEESEball could be make without any actual cheese. But I'm here to tell you that I've made this recipe using Kite Hill Almond Cream Cheese and Vegan Feta and it turned out SO WELL. In fact, SHHHH don't tell my hubby because he honestly didn't notice a difference.

Add Gluten Free Cheese Ball Spices

Whipped cream cheese and spices in bowl for cheeseball recipe

*GLUTEN FREE: If you've got a gluten free member of the family you might already know that Worcestershire sauce is often made with barley based malt vinegar and/or soy sauce which both contain gluten. If you didn't, now you know.

There are a few Worcestershire sauces on the market however that are gluten free like:

  • Lea and Perrins Original (US products only)
  • French's Worcestershire Sauce

Use your newly acquired Worcestershire knowledge to confidently add it to your recipe! Mix up your spices and add them to your cheese mixture.

Easy Diced Sun Dried Tomatoes

Using kitchen shears to dice sun dried tomatoes

Do you love sun dried tomatoes as much as I do? I've been so excited to try this sun dried tomato cheeseball.

PRO TIP: My absolute favorite tip for sun dried tomatoes is to use kitchen shears for cutting the tomatoes into strips, then again into pieces. It's so much easier than using a knife. {I also use the kitchen shears for fresh rosemary and basil}

Once diced fold tomatoes into your spiced cheese mixture until incorporated.

Shape and Wrap Your Cheeseball

How to wrap a cheeseball steps

Now lay a large piece of cling wrap onto the counter and scoop your cheese mixture into the middle creating as round a shape as possible. If cheese is really soft, like mine, don't worry. Just bring the cling wrap up as you shape the cheese and twist to close. Use your fingers to smooth the top.

Place ball in the fridge and let chill at least an hour, but overnight is even better for a richer sun dried tomato flavor.

Pecan Coated Cheese Ball

Gluten free cheeseball with pecans

Chop your pecans or use a little Nut Grinder like this one. My kids LOVE to grind the pecans!

Once your cheeseball is set, remove from fridge and unwrap top. Reshape as needed while pressing the gluten free cheeseball into the chopped pecans. Make sure to coat completely.

NUT ALLERGY ALERT: If you have someone with a nut allergy, great alternatives are sunflower seeds, roasted pepitas, or toasted pine nuts.

Plate Your Sun Dried Tomato Cheeseball

Gluten free cheeseball with easy recipe

After you've coated the gluten free cheese ball with nuts or alternatives, it's time to serve it up! Typically a cheeseball is served with crackers and I recommend the following gluten free crackers:

Do you have a favorite gluten free cracker you'd recommend? I'd love to try it! Let me know in the comments.

Don't Forget the Veggies

Gluten free cheeseball with easy recipe

But veggies are always best and this sun dried tomato cheeseball makes a delicious veggie dip!

Bite of gluten free cheeseball on cucumber slice

Who needs a cracker when it tastes this good on cucumbers!?

Another Way to Serve this Cheeseball

Sun-dried tomato cheeseball in Easter charcuterie board

Cheese is must have on a grazing table. And this sun dried tomato cheeseball had the perfect orangey hue to blend with this Easter Carrot Charcuterie Board.

The soft nature of cream cheese makes it perfect for molding and large cookie cutters make a perfect themed serving “bowl” when the bottom is wrapped tightly with press and seal.

Enjoy Your Gluten Free Cheese Ball

sliced out of Gluten free cheeseball with easy recipe

I hope you enjoy this cheeseball easy recipe whether or not you are gluten free. It's delicious either way. With so many different ways to make this you're sure to find an option the whole family will enjoy.

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