Bacon Cheese Ball Recipe @pinch

Cheese balls are a staple at holiday parties and this one must be on the menu. With bacon and cheese, what is there not to love about this yummy cheese ball? It has smokiness from the bits of bacon throughout and seasoned to perfection. This easy appetizer is going to go fast. Great cheese ball for any party or tailgating! Who doesn't love cheese and bacon? Make sure to use fresh crispy cooked bacon, not imitation or store havebought bacon bits. Also, allow enough time for the ball to chill and for flavors to meld before serving.

bacon cheese ball
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cheese Appetizers Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 package(s) cream cheese, 8 oz.
  • 1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Lawry's seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
  • 2 sprig(s) green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped, cooked bacon (about 5-6 slices)
  • 1/4 cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup(s) cooked, chopped, crispy bacon (roughly 2-3 slices)
Intructions :
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, shredded cheddar, and garlic until blended
  • Stir in spices, bacon, and green onion
  • Shape into one large ball or three mini balls. Wrap cheese balls in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm
  • Just before serving (at least 30 minutes), remove from refrigerator and unwrap from the plastic. Mix together the coating (bacon & cheese) and then roll chilled cheese ball in the coating until it is all covered. Serve with crackers, pretzels, veggies etc.

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