Cheese Balls

Cheese Balls

5 from 2 votes
These mini cheese balls are ideal for serving at parties or as kids' snacks. Cheesy, crunchy, and delicious, they are easily customisable. The irresistible combination of a crunchy outer crumb and a gooey cheesy centre make them a crowd favourite.
Cheese Balls

Cheese balls are a delicious snack that both children and adults will enjoy. Enjoy these crispy fried balls with a deliciously cheesy centre.

These cheese balls are bound to go down as a treat with your kids. They are the perfect snack for a quick after-school treat or you can even pop them into their packed lunches.

Often cheese balls are a difficult recipe to master as a lot of the times the cheese balls will burst in the oil. However, I have tried and tested this recipe numerous times to perfect the perfect cheese ball recipe that will not burst open in hot oil.

This recipe is perfect for school lunches, game nights, parties, family get-togethers, and holidays. Different spices or additions can be used depending on the occasion.

There are numerous kinds of cheese available, but for this recipe, always stick to cheese used that has a high melting point, such as halloumi, cheddar, or mozzarella.

These cheeses melt just enough to provide that oozing centre while maintaining their shape.

Different types of cheese can also be used, and they can be mixed and matched to create the ideal combination.

As with all cheeses, buying blocks and grating them at home is always preferable.

This is because pre-grated cheese contains a lot of additives and preservatives that change the flavour of the cheese.

The cheese mixture only needs to be refrigerated for 10 minutes, but it can also be made a day ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. This will help the cheese balls keep their shape while being fried.

A kitchen thermometer is the best way to check the temperature of the oil.

The temperature of the oil should be kept at around 250°F (120°C) when deep frying. If you don’t have a kitchen thermometer, there are several other ways to check the temperature.

Using a wooden spoon or chopstick is a simple way to check. Dip the handle into the oil once it has been preheated.

If the oil begins to steadily bubble, it is hot enough to fry in. If the oil bubbles violently, it is too hot and needs to cool down. If there are few bubbles, it needs to be heated further.

It’s also critical that the cheese balls don’t get too crowded in the pan because they need room to fry evenly and for the cheese to melt to form that gooey centre.

These tasty cheese balls go well with a variety of dips, including Tzatziki sauce, honey mustard sauce, hummus, and even plain tomato ketchup or mayonnaise.

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Cheese Balls

Cheese Balls

by Nabeela Kauser
These cheese balls are ideal for serving at parties or as kids' snacks. Cheesy, crunchy, and delicious, they are easily customisable. The irresistible combination of a crunchy outer crumb and a gooey cheesy centre make them a crowd favourite.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Refrigeration Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 6
Calories 195 kcal



  • In a bowl, combine shredded mozzarella cheese, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Take small amounts of the cheese mixture and shape them into balls. Place them on a plate and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
  • Prepare three separate bowls for plain flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs.
  • Coat each cheese ball with the plain flour, dip them in the beaten eggs, and roll them in the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat a deep pan with sufficient vegetable oil for deep-frying the cheese balls. Once the oil is hot, add the cheese balls in small batches and fry until golden brown, which usually takes 2-3 minutes.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried cheese balls from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  • Serve the fried cheese balls hot with your preferred dipping sauce, such as marinara sauce or garlic aioli.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 12gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 296mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 305IUVitamin C: 0.003mgVitamin D: 0.4µgCalcium: 195mgIron: 1mg
Keyword After School Snacks, Cheese, Finger Food, Kids Snacks, Party, Party Food, Snack
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