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Bacon and Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Set this cheese ball out at a party and it will disappear like magic before your eyes. I like to serve it with plain potato chips or real dill pickle-flavored potato chips instead of the artificially flavored ones. Crackers and raw veggies work too."
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1 h 10 m servings 418
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, diced dill pickles, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, dill pickle juice, green onions, paprika, and dried dill in a large bowl. Stir until evenly combined. Form mixture into a ball. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
  2. Just before serving, place pretzels in a food processor and pulse until bread crumb consistency. Combine pretzel crumbs and bacon on a flat plate.
  3. Roll the cheese ball in the pretzel mixture until all sides are coated.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The cheese ball gets better as it sits and is best if you refrigerate it overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 418 calories; 33 13.2 17.5 97 1149 Full nutrition

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This is by far the best cheeseball I have ever eaten. I halved the recipe and it was enough for 6 as an appetizer . The only thing I did differently was I put it in a bowl lined with plastic w...