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cheese ball served with crackers in a white shallow bowl
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Cheese Ball Recipe

This easy cheese ball recipe is made with real cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon, and chopped pecans. This appetizer is great for holidays or any get-together.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, cheese ball
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup crumbled bacon divided
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  • Place cream cheese in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  • Add sour cream, green onion, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Beat until combined. Stir in 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese and 1⁄2 cup bacon.
  • Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • Remove from the fridge and shape into a ball. Combine remaining 1/2 cup bacon, chopped pecans, and cheese. Roll the cheese ball in the mixture pressing to adhere.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator at least 15 minutes before serving.