Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball is the perfect appetizer. Creamy, with a rich and cheesy flavor.
Have you ever had a cheese ball before? This recipe will surely knock your socks off! This bacon jalapeno cheese ball is the perfect appetizer for any gathering like my Bacon Jalapeño Popper Wonton Cups. Loaded with cheese, jalapenos, and bacon, the jalapenos give it just a little kick.
I had never really had a cheese ball before until I had one at a friend's house and fell in love. I could seriously make a meal out of just this. I like to leave the seeds in the jalapenos for a little extra heat, but you can tone it down by removing them. It's an easy make-ahead appetizer, that will definitely be a crowd-pleaser. I usually serve it with crackers, but pretzels or even fresh veggies would be delicious too.
I have a few different cheese ball recipes that I've made in the last couple of years for a Christmas appetizer. Garlic Roasted Onion Cheese Ball, Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball, Dill Pickle Cheese Ball.
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Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Ball
This bacon jalapeno cheese ball is the perfect appetizer for any gathering. Loaded with cheese, jalapenos, and bacon, the jalapenos give it just a little kick.
- 2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 -1/2 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 slices bacon cooked and chopped
- 2 tablespoons Hidden Valley® Ranch Dip Mix
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 2 jalapenos finely chopped (remove seeds for less heat)
- In a medium bowl mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch dip seasoning, jalapenos, and green onions until combined.
- Shape mixture into a ball and place on a piece of plastic wrap, and wrap around the cheese ball. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Before serving, unwrap and gently press bacon pieces into the ball.
- Serve with crackers, veggies, or pretzels.
Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 30mgSodium 302mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 7g
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You can make it 2-3 days in advance then just roll it in the bacon right before serving.
How far in advance can you make this?
This cheese ball recipe is awesome! I had friends over and there was nothing left. I will certainly make this again and again. Loved it 🙂