Bacon Cheese Ball

One day I was cruising through one of our grocery stores in town and noticed a prepackaged cheese ball in one of the displays. I quickly investigated the cheese ball, and thought to myself, how boring. The ingredients were basically cream cheese and nuts.  It was confirmed, boring. So after some quick thought into the matter, and having to attend a holiday party that weekend, I decided that I would give that classic, boring cheese ball a lift in ingredients and make it amazing. A cheese ball that people would talk about.

Bacon Cheese Ball Recipe
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This upgraded bacon cheese ball is something that is not only good for a holiday party, but something that is really good any day of the week and can hold its own as leftovers. I’m now curious if it would be great as a grilled cheese sandwich, and I am sure I will give that a shot the next time I make this bacon cheese ball.

Ingredients: [Print this Recipe]

  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 8 pieces of your favorite bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of red onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes (optional)
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of toasted walnuts, finely chopped
  • Pita chips

Begin by adding everything but the walnuts and a few tablespoons of the jalapeno and red bell peppers to a mixing bowl. Add the remaining peppers and walnuts to a plate, and mix that up a bit. Now, to the cheese mixture.  Mix everything to incorporate all of the ingredients into the cheese. Shape into a ball.

Take the cheese ball and roll it around on the plate, coating it with the peppers and walnuts. Place this on a serving plate, cover with plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.

Ingredients for making a bacon cheese ball

When you are ready to serve, place a knife into the bacon cheese ball, line the perimeter of the ball with pita chips, and dig in.

Every bite is just loaded with huge flavor. Sweet, smokey, spicy, and creamy, this cheese ball just trumped the boring old classic.

As a side note, this cheese ball ended up being something that my wife and family members love. Could it be the bacon, or could it the cheese? Whatever the case, it is pretty awesome. Hope you enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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