A tasty cheese and bacon cheese ball. Best served with buttery crackers.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet fry the bacon. Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels. Chop or break the cooled bacon into small pieces.

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  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, bacon, mayonnaise, and green onions. When mixed well, form 2 balls out of the mixture. Cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours, or overnight.

  • Before serving, roll the cheese balls in the chopped pecans.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; 23.6 g total fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 267 mg sodium. 1.6 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2005
I must preface this review by saying that my mother-in-law always asks me to bring a lettuce salad to family dinners because I assume that she thinks it's the only thing I can make which by the way is simply not true. So after trying this recipe at a bridal shower I called her up and told her that this is what I was bringing to Christmas. She reluctantly agreed. When we arrived for Christmas dinner I saw that my mother-in-law had made a cheeseball her self and had it sitting out on the table. UUUGGGHHH! I refused to give up so I sat my cheeseball right down next to her's. By the end of the night everyone was raving about MY cheeseball and had scraped the plate clean. Her cheeseball however only had a couple of bites taken out of it. She ended up wrapping her's up and putting it back in the fridge!! HA HA!! Victory is mine!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe and the small gratification I got from making it. I added a little garlic powder and onion powder and I usually use about 4 green onions. This is the best cheeseball ever!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2012
I liked the bacon green onion and pecan flavor but would use a different kind of cheese next time. Cream cheese just washes everything out and make it bland. Read More
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193 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 147
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2005
I must preface this review by saying that my mother-in-law always asks me to bring a lettuce salad to family dinners because I assume that she thinks it's the only thing I can make which by the way is simply not true. So after trying this recipe at a bridal shower I called her up and told her that this is what I was bringing to Christmas. She reluctantly agreed. When we arrived for Christmas dinner I saw that my mother-in-law had made a cheeseball her self and had it sitting out on the table. UUUGGGHHH! I refused to give up so I sat my cheeseball right down next to her's. By the end of the night everyone was raving about MY cheeseball and had scraped the plate clean. Her cheeseball however only had a couple of bites taken out of it. She ended up wrapping her's up and putting it back in the fridge!! HA HA!! Victory is mine!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe and the small gratification I got from making it. I added a little garlic powder and onion powder and I usually use about 4 green onions. This is the best cheeseball ever!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2005
I must preface this review by saying that my mother-in-law always asks me to bring a lettuce salad to family dinners because I assume that she thinks it's the only thing I can make which by the way is simply not true. So after trying this recipe at a bridal shower I called her up and told her that this is what I was bringing to Christmas. She reluctantly agreed. When we arrived for Christmas dinner I saw that my mother-in-law had made a cheeseball her self and had it sitting out on the table. UUUGGGHHH! I refused to give up so I sat my cheeseball right down next to her's. By the end of the night everyone was raving about MY cheeseball and had scraped the plate clean. Her cheeseball however only had a couple of bites taken out of it. She ended up wrapping her's up and putting it back in the fridge!! HA HA!! Victory is mine!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe and the small gratification I got from making it. I added a little garlic powder and onion powder and I usually use about 4 green onions. This is the best cheeseball ever!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2006
Kelli - thanks for a wonderful recipe. This went over very big at my dinner party last night. I did make a few twists on it to make it my own. Very finely chopped scallions and fresh chives. I also added in about 1/2 cup of shredded mild cheddar cheese and I put my pecans in my food processor to make them smaller. When I rolled my perfectly round cheese ball in the crushed pecans it really looked fabulous. I topped the ball with remaining scallions. Oh good tip for any of you that have G. Foreman Grills - cooks your bacon in half the time and drains off alot of the fat & grease. To crumble your bacon nicely break it up and put it in a zip lock bag and crush up with a rolling pin. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2006
This has been very popular at a couple of my parties. I enjoyed it but found the cheese ball to be slightly greasy due to the amount of bacon used (its definitely not a healthy party snack). I made a couple changes: I added 1 tsp. garlic powder and 1 tsp. onion powder. I served the cheese ball with crackers. I plan on making this for any more parties I have. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
I made this twice once for Thanksgiving and then again the next day. The only thing I did different and was more green onions and bacon. Both are my weakness. This was so easy and I sent this recipe to a few of my friends. My family loved it. Will do again and again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2007
I halved the recipe & added a couple of tbp of worcestershire as well as about a 1/4 cup of a finely shredded colby/monterey jack blend. I also added garlic powder & onion powder....I thought it was pretty bland before the additions. I wasn't wow'ed by the recipe on teh night I served it (made it the same day) but when we had some the next night it was excellent. So definitely give the flavors some time to get to know one another.;o) Oh I also used real bacon bits instead of frying bacon...it's easier & leaner. Thansk for the yummy cheesball recipe Kelli Tabor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2007
Best cheeseball I ever made! Had it at a baby shower and everyone wanted the recipe!!! I used a pouch of Hormel real bacon pieces and that made it so much easier. Also added 1/4 tsp of garlic powder. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
This is REALLY good. The only problem my husband and I have with it is that it's hard for us to keep in mind is that half of it is NOT considered one serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
I took this to my husbands house for Christmas and it was gone before I got to have hardly any of it! Everyone raved about the taste and wants me to bring it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
Loved this recipe. I usually like anything with bacon (I know I know) and this was no exception. I did follow other's suggestions and added some garlic and onion powders. I also added about 1/2 c. of cheddar. Left off the pecans though. This is great on everything from crackers to raw veggies. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2012
I liked the bacon green onion and pecan flavor but would use a different kind of cheese next time. Cream cheese just washes everything out and make it bland. Read More
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