Jalapeño Cheese Ball – Spicy and Moreish

jalapeno cheese ball on board with crackers

This Jalapeño Cheese Ball is sure to be the star of the show at your next social gathering! With a lovely balance of flavours and a slight kick from the jalapeños, it’s quite easy to just keep on digging in.

It’s great one to make if you don’t want to share with the kids too, with a little bit of spice. Shh don’t tell them I said!

How to make a Jalapeño Cheese Ball

All you need to do is make the two layers (each takes seconds in the Thermomix) then wrap it up and refrigerate.

After resting in the fridge for a few hours (ideally overnight), unwrap, pop it on a board or plate with some crackers and dig in!

jalapeno cheese ball two layers ready to roll, laid on glad wrap on chopping board

More Great Entertaining Recipes

If you’re looking for something mild but just as impressive, try one of these:

Festive Cheese Ball

Spinach Cob Loaf Dip

Basil Pesto

Green Olive and Butter Bean Dip

French Onion Dip (LSME)

Egyptian Beetroot Dip (LSME)

Garden Vegetable Dip (LSME)

Avocado Dip (LSME)

Roast Capsicum and Macadamia Dip

Find the best Thermomix Hummus in Summer Meal Mix Up!

And for some amazing crackers to go with the Cheese Balls and Dips, try my Seed and Grain Crackers in Lunches and Snacks Made Easy. The recipe makes heaps and they store well in an air tight container for weeks!

jalapeno cheese ball on board with crackers
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Jalapeño Cheese Ball

This decadent Cheese Ball is a cinch to whip up and is sure to impress!
Prep Time5 minutes
Overnight refrigeration6 hours
Course: Dip, Entertaining
Cuisine: Australian, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Mexican
Keyword: Jalapeno cheese ball, Thermomix cheese ball, Thermomix entertaining
Servings: 12
Calories: 136kcal


  • 50 g coriander leaves and stems
  • 20 g baby spinach
  • 50 g almonds
  • 60 g vintage cheddar cheese diced 2cm
  • 1 garlic clove (5g)
  • 250 g cream cheese at room temperature, roughly chopped
  • 50 g fresh ricotta from the deli counter at the supermarket
  • 80 g sliced jalapeños from a jar
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp mild paprika


  • Place coriander and spinach in mixer bowl. Blitz 4 seconds/speed 7/MC on. Scrape down bowl. Repeat.
  • Add almonds. Blitz 3 seconds/speed 7/MC on. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • Weigh 30g of the mixture back into the mixing bowl. Add vintage cheddar and garlic. Blitz 3 seconds/speed 7/MC on. Scrape down bowl.
  • Add cream cheese, ricotta, jalapeños, cumin and paprika. Process 2 seconds/speed 5/MC on. Scrape down bowl. Repeat.
  • Lay a large piece of glad wrap (about 60cm long) on your kitchen counter. Place the coriander mixture from Step 1 onto the middle of the glad wrap, spreading out into a large circle.
  • Spoon cheese mixture onto the coriander, leaving about a 5cm border of coriander bare. Use your spatula to smooth out to a rough ball shape. Bring up the sides of the glad wrap to coat the sides of your ball. Twist glad wrap to enclose, shaping into a neat ball. Place (opening side down) on a small plate. Refrigerate for several hours, ideally overnight, before unwrapping and plating with crackers.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 796IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2mg

Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.

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I specialise in great tasting vegetarian Thermomix recipes and cater for a wide range of dietary needs. I love sharing here and in my cookbooks my healthy, delicious recipes (of course the odd treat too!) Whether you’re looking to ignite your thermo mojo, or just after some new, really tasty family friendly recipes, there really is something here for everyone



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