I’ve always adored cheese balls; they’re among my favorite appetizers that my mother often prepares for family gatherings. Typically fried, I experimented with a healthier approach and decided to bake them instead. I was delighted to find that these Baked Cheese Balls turned out wonderfully!
These baked cheese balls are easy and quick to prepare and can make a delicious cheese appetizer perfect for any occasion. My family serves them often at holiday tables or for large family gatherings. Of course, you can still consider frying the cheese balls as well, it’s all up to you, just take into account that baking them is a lot healthier.
How to make baked cheese balls
To begin, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
In a medium bowl, combine the grated cheese with semolina flour. Then, add the egg, salt, pepper, and dill, mixing everything thoroughly until a dough forms.
Next, take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and shape it into small balls. Place these cheese balls on a greased baking sheet.
Bake the cheese balls in the preheated oven for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. After this initial baking time, switch the oven setting to broil and continue to cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese balls are golden and slightly crispy on the outside.
Once done, remove the cheese balls from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Enjoy these delicious cheese snacks as a savory treat or appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce!
Hope you will try the recipe for these Baked Cheese Balls and enjoy it as much as we did! If you do don’t forget to let me know and tag me on Instagram. Cheers.
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Baked Cheese Balls
- 3 cups grated semi-hard cheese
- 3 tbsp semolina
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp fresh dill , chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- In a medium bowl mix the grated cheese with semolina flour. Then add the egg, salt, pepper and dill and mix thoroughly to form a dough.
- Take about 1 tbsp of mixture and shape into balls. Place the cheese balls on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for about 15–20 minutes and another 3-5 minutes on broil.