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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 comes together with a handful of ingredients and a minimal prep time of just 15 minutes! Bacon, cheese, and chopped nuts combine to create a taste and texture everyone will love. It's perfect for holidays, game days, and any time really!
Prep Time10 minutes
Chill Time2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 40 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, cheese ball
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 282kcal


  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • Hand mixer


  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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.
    16 ounces cream cheese
  • 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.
    1/4 cup sour cream, 1 green onion, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, 1 cup crumbled 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.
    1/2 cup pecans
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator at least 15 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 739IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 0.2mg