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Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball

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Rating: 5/5
5 reviews

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   8

recipe id: 1864

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16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 pound grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons pimiento, minced
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Form into a ball; cover with plastic film. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend.

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343 calories, 32 grams fat, 3 grams carbohydrates, 13 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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May 13, 2002

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Made as directed except took Vizoere's idea and rolled it in crispy bacon bits. Great suggestion!

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Jul 15, 2013

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I added a couple splashes of hot sauce - amazing! Served it with crackers for dippers.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I got this recipe from a church cookbook and have been making it for years to the delight of my coworkers. I will say that being a bacon lover, I do increase the bacon to a whole pound and usually leave out the pimento because I don't keep it around the house.
My latest change is to keep some of the bacon aside and cook it extra crispy then crush it. Roll the cheese ball in the crushed bacon rather than nuts for an extra burst of bacon-ey goodness!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
so easy, quick and yummy. add a tablespoon of worstershire sauce to add that savory flavor and roll it in grinded nuts (walnuts or almonds) for presentation.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Found this recipe in searching for new Superbowl dishes. Made it for my coworkers to test it out. We used it as a bagel spread and they loved it. It's a hit. I doubled the garlic.

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