Bacon and Dill Pickle Cheese Ball


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
10 servings


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • cup sour cream

  • 1 cup diced dill pickles

  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle juice

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1 ½ cups Cheddar cheese-flavored pretzels

  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  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
33g Fat
13g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 418
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 19g 93%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1149mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 242mg 19%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 241mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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