Springtime Carrot-Shaped Cheeseball

Such a cute and easy way to entertain your guests this Easter or Passover or just to celebrate spring! So easy and it can be made ahead for ease!!!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 2 8-oz. blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar, divided
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled optional
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • crackers and other items for serving


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, 2 cups cheddar, bacon (if using), oregano, salt, and Worcestershire. Beat until evenly mixed and light in texture.

  2. Transfer cheese mixture to a plastic-lined baking sheet and form mixture into balls and then into a carrot shape. Press the remaining cup of cheddar on the top and sides of carrot cheese ball. If the mixture is too loose, refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until it keeps it shape. Stick a bunch of parsley on the top of the carrot so it looks like its stems.

  3. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Notes

If you're thinking of making these ahead of time, you can totally wrap these well and freeze them (just make sure you put them in a freezer bag)