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Cheeseball With Bacon and Pecans

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This cheeseball with bacon and pecans recipe makes the perfect party appetizer! Cream cheese and sharp Cheddar cheese are mixed together with bacon, green onions, and pecans for a savory cheeseball that will have your guests raving.

Cheeseball topped with pecans, bacon, everything bagel seasoning, and chives.

The cheeseball can be formed into any shape you like, giving it the perfect presentation for any party or gathering. Serve with crackers or vegetables for an easy, delicious appetizer that’s sure to please!

Let’s look at how to make this cheeseball recipe.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup bacon bits
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons milk (of your choice)
  • 2 teaspoons Everything Bagel seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
Pecans, green onions, spices, seasoning, milk, bacon bits, cheese, and cream cheese.

Instructions

Cream cheese, milk, seasoning, and cheese in a bowl.

Place cream cheese, shredded cheddar, all seasoning, and milk in a medium-sized bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until well combined.

Cream cheese whipped in a bowl.

Add half of the bacon bits, half of the green onions, and half of the pecans to the cheese mixture. 

Creamcheese, cheese, and spices mixed together in a white bowl.

Put a piece of saran wrap on the counter and put the cheese ball in it. Then fully wrap it up with the saran wrap and form it into a ball.

Creamcheese mixture on top of plastic wrap.

Put the cheeseball in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

In a shallow bowl, mix the remaining chopped pecans, bacon bits, and green onions.

Remove the cheeseball from the refrigerator. Roll the cheeseball in the prepared shallow bowl making sure the whole ball is coated in the remaining coating.

Serve with crackers.

Cracker topped with smear of cheeseball.

If you like cream cheese appetizers, be sure to check out our Hot Caprese Dip, Pizza Fat Bombs, Baked Spinach Dip, and Cream Cheese and Jelly Appetizer recipes.

Cheeseball topped with pecans, bacon, everything bagel seasoning, and chives.

Cheeseball with Bacon and Pecans Recipe

Cream cheese is combined with cheese and seasonings and then topped with bacon bits and pecan pieces to make one delicious appetizer.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 185kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup bacon bits
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons Everything Bagel seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place cream cheese, shredded cheddar, all seasoning, and milk in a medium-sized bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until well combined.
  • Add half of the bacon bits, half of the green onions, and half of the pecans to the cheese mixture.
  • Put a piece of saran wrap on the counter and put the cheese ball in it. Then fully wrap it up with the saran wrap and form it into a ball.
  • Put the cheeseball in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix the remaining chopped pecans, bacon bits, and green onions.
  • Remove the cheeseball from the refrigerator.
  • Roll the cheeseball in the prepared shallow bowl making sure the whole ball is coated in the remaining coating.
  • Serve with crackers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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