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Mexican Cheese Ball - an easy Mexican flavored cheese ball that can be eaten with chips or sliced veggies. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Mexican Cheese Ball

This Mexican Cheese Ball is an easy creamy Mexican flavored ball that can be eaten with chips or sliced veggies. If you're looking for a holiday appetizer this is one you can make ahead of time and you can serve it with green and red bell peppers for holiday flair.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 12 servings


  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 (4-oz) can of Old El Paso diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 (1-oz) package Old El Paso taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (about 2 green onions)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips (about 3 cups whole)
  • Tortillas chips and sliced red and green bell pepper for serving


  1. In a food processor, add the cream cheese, shredded cheese, diced green chilies, taco seasoning, green onions, and lime juice. Pulse well until ingredients are completely combined.
  2. Line a bowl with plastic wrap. Spoon the mixture on top of the plastic wrap and wrap completely forming a ball.
  3. Chill in the fridge (or the freezer for faster chilling) for at least an hour until ball is firm.
  4. In a food processor, crush chips until fine.
  5. Unroll ball from plastic wrap and roll in the crushed chips. Cut slices with a knife and serve with chips and bell peppers.

Recipe Notes

This can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer.

For an extra holiday flair, add about ¼ cup of cilantro to the chips and pulse it together until fine.