Friday, November 20, 2015

Bacon Cheddar Cheeseball

So we've probably all had a cheeseball at some point in our lives but until a couple years ago I had never made one before.  I wish someone had told me how easy it would be. So now I'm telling's so easy!  I love to make one of these for Thanksgiving so that people have something to snack on all day while the food is cooking.  It's an easy thing to bring to a party too and is always a crowd-pleaser.  Give it a try!

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball
2 (16 oz.) packages cream cheese
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
2 T. thinly sliced green onion
1-2 T. minced red bell pepper
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
cayenne pepper (to taste)
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup pecans (chopped)

Mix cream cheese and cheddar together until well combined and cream cheese is softened.  I used my kitchen aide but you can do it by hand too.  Add all remaining ingredients except for pecans.  Mix thoroughly and form into a ball.  Roll cheese ball in chopped pecans and refrigerate for at least 30 min.  Serve with crackers (such as ritz or wheat thins) or veggies!


  1. Um, I have also never made a cheeseball ... but maybe I should! I have seen cheeseballs all Pinterest-ed out with pretzel sticks and such to look like turkeys ... it looks not too complicated but festive. (Google it and see what I mean!)

  2. And you could add color and make them into shapes!!! Another good and easy recipe is CREAM PUFF ... add chicken salad or pudding ... I made them only once and they were great, I've been meaning to do it again for decades! THANKS FOR SHARING.