Thrifty Cheese Ball Recipe

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IMG_0140I know you can eat a cheese ball any time of year…but I always seem to make them more around the Holidays.  They are so easy to make…and do not cost much either. There are 100’s of recipes but here is one my family enjoys.


Bacon cheddar cheese ball

In a bowl combine;

  • 1 brick of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ( you will need additional 1 cup for outside of ball)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion ( green or normal whatever you have)
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/3 cup crumbled cooked bacon

Mix all items listed above till well mixed.

IMG_0093With a spoon pull mixture toward middle of the bowl, and try to form a ball.  Then cover and place in refrigerator till chilled and firm.

IMG_0105After it has chilled, it will be easier to work with. Roll the cheese mixture into a ball, and roll in grated cheddar cheese.  I found the best way to get the cheese to stick it is freeze the grated cheese….it is then hard and sticks to the cheese ball really well.  Other wise it tends to get smashed and does not look as nice.

IMG_0106Roll the ball in the cheese till all sides are coated, press the cheese into the ball.

IMG_0108You can make this days ahead of time, or the day of…..Enjoy!

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