Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls

Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls are a delicious alternative to meatballs. This hearty appetizer is packed with flavor! Dip them in a chipotle sauce for an extra spicy bite!

soy chorizo cheddar balls with dip on a black platter

Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls

Looking for a  flavorful vegetarian appetizer that everyone will want to taste? 

If you are bored with sharing a fruit and veggie platter for guests that don’t eat meat, then this is the perfect snack to munch on!

Not that those are bad choices to serve for appetizers, but sometimes that’s the only option a vegetarian eater will have.

Soy chorizo really has filled that tasty gap that I’ve found will some meatless dishes. 

I first added soy chorizo in this beer dip and then a breakfast casserole.

Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls with a spicy dip in a small bowl

Meatless chorizo cheese balls

With a family of hearty meat-eaters (except Ashley) no one knew that those dishes were vegetarian friendly. I’m finding that I prefer the soy chorizo!

Soy chorizo doesn’t have any grease in it, it’s low in calories, and I’m super pleased with the mouthwatering flavor of all the spices!

Soy chorizo cheddar cheese balls on a platter

Chorizo cheese balls can be made in advance!

As you start to plan your holiday gatherings keep this recipe in mind! These chorizo balls can be made at a moments notice, but you can also make this ahead of time.

Roll up the balls, put them on a baking sheet and freeze for about twenty minutes. 

Once the balls are hard, place them in freezer bags or use a food vacuum saver like Foodsaver before putting them in the freezer!

You’ll have a scrumptious appetizer to bring to the open house or can pop them in the oven for those folks that drop by for some holiday cheer!

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Serve with these cheese balls with chipotle Sauce

Oh, and don’t skip making he chipotle sauce! 

It is spicy and flavorful 3 ingredient mix; Greek yogurt, chipotle sauce and cilantro! 

Adjust the heat to your preference by adding a teaspoon of the chipotle at a time!

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Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls

Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls are a delicious alternative to meatballs. This hearty appetizer is packed with flavor! Dip them in a chipotle sauce for an extra spicy bite!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Keyword: appetizer, cheese, chorizo, soy, vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 25 Servings
Calories: 554kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 12 – 16 ounce soy chorizo
  • 3 tablespoons butter unsalted, melted and cooled

Chipotle Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 2-3 teaspoons to taste sauce from can of chipotle chiles
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and baking powder. Add cheese and coat with flour mixture.
  • In a medium bowl add chorizo removing casing. Break apart with a spoon. Add to flour mixture with melted butter and mix until well combined. Roll into 1 1/2 – 2 inch balls. Place balls on prepared baking sheet and bake until golden. 10-12 minutes. Serve warm.
  • Chipotle Dipping Sauce
  • In a small bowl mix together yogurt, chipotle sauce and cilantro.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1727mg | Fiber: 5g


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Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Sausage Cheddar Balls

A delicious alternative to a meatball appetizer.  Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls are a hearty appetizer and packed with flavor! Dip them in a chipotle sauce for an extra spicy bite! #vegetarian #appetizer #cheeseballs
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  1. These are packed with so many delicious flavors, including the chipotle sauce! I LOVE the idea of using soy chorizo because regular chorizo can be so greasy. yummmmmmmm!

  2. These look like some real fun and tasty bites for the upcoming holidays. I also tried some soy chorizio sausage for a recipe just the other day and I do like as it really is less greasy and very delicious. Take Care, BAM

  3. Chorizo is a favorite with the boys, I’m going to try this and see if they notice the difference. I too like to make alternative recipes and this is going to be a good start. It’s easy, fast and the flavors will definitely be the star – no one will know.

  4. What beautifully presented chorizo balls. I can just imagine that these would be so popular during the party season. I’d love to serve these at my next party and I love the sound of the chipotle dipping sauce xx