Pecan Bacon Cheeseball

February 5, 2023
cheeseball on a plate with crackers
cheeseball on a plate with crackers

I love making a cheeseball. This Pecan Bacon Cheeseball recipe is one of my favorites. There are so many variations in a cheeseball recipe I wanted to share an easy flavorful cheeseball you can serve at a get together. Hope you enjoy this recipe! Cheeseball recipes are great any time of year, not just for holidays and make a great appetizer. Preparation is only five minutes and is quick and easy. I like to serve with fancy crackers, celery, or crusty bread. You can even slightly toast your pecans for extra flavor. I use real bacon bits for this recipe.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cool time: 15 minutes

ingredients for a cheeseball in bowls



cream cheese, cheese and spices in a bowl

In a medium-size bowl add the cream cheese, shredded cheddar, all seasoning, and milk. Mix with a hand mixer, until well combined.

ingredients in a bowl combined

Then add half of the bacon bits, half of the scallions, and half of the pecans. Make sure to chop those in smaller pieces first.

cheeseball in plastic wrap

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 fridge for 20 minutes.

In a shallow bowl, add the remaining chopped pecans, bacon bits and scallions.

Remove cheeseball from the fridge.

rolling the cheeseball in bacon in a bowl

Roll the cheeseball around in the prepared shallow bowl and make sure the whole ball is coated with the remaining coating.

Serve with crackers, or anything else of your choice.