Susan’s Smokey Salmon Ball

Salmon lovers and those who like non-traditional cheese balls will enjoy this nice appetizer. Finely chopped nuts or parsley may be substituted for cracker crumbs. Great for cocktail parties, showers, and family get-togethers. You can roll the finished ball in finely crushed pecans, slivered almonds, or finely minced parsley as you wish.

Original recipe makes 1 ball


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely minced onion
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash liquid smoke flavoring
2 (7 ounce) pouches skinless, boneless salmon, drained and flaked
1 sleeve buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®), crushed

  • PREP

    15 mins


    45 mins


  1. Thoroughly mix cream cheese, lemon juice, minced onion, horseradish, salt, and liquid smoke in a bowl. Fold salmon through the mixture to distribute evenly; shape into a ball.
  2. Refrigerate ball until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Spread crackers onto a plate. Roll ball in crackers to coat. Keep chilled until serving.


Calories: 127 kcal
Carbohydrates: 4.7 g
Cholesterol: 26 mg
Fat: 8.7 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 7.2 g
Sodium: 231 mg