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Cheese Ball Recipe with Bacon
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5 from 8 votes

Cheese Ball Recipe with Bacon & Walnuts

This cheese ball recipe with bacon and walnuts is so easy and quick, and the variations are practically endless!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Savory With Soul


  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese , sharp, fresh shredded
  • ½ cup pepper Jack cheese , fresh shredded
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup green onions or scallions (2 small bunches), sliced
  • ¾ cup walnuts , chopped into smallish pieces
  • 6 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled


  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and shredded cheeses with your hands or a strong, sturdy spoon. (Using your hands is really much easier, in my opinion.)
  • Add in the Worcestershire sauce and green onions and mix together with your hands until well incorporated, forming into a ball as you go. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Add crumbled bacon and walnuts to a large plate and mix together. Place the cheese ball in the center of the plate and begin to cover the ball with the walnut and bacon pieces. I like to gather the nuts and bacon up over the sides of the ball and press gently but firmly so the pieces stay. Continue rolling the ball around and adding the nuts and bacon until the entire ball is covered.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve (up to 4 days).


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 816IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 1mg