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Bacon and Green Onion Cheese Ball

by Laura

It wouldn’t be a Super Bowl party without some bacon right?  Today’s recipe won’t leave your guests asking “where’s the meat?” A cheeseball is usually a party pleaser and this one is extra yummy with the addition of BACON!  I also love that this cheeseball gets a coating of parsley in stead of nuts. You can even forgo shaping this into a ball and coating it in parsley.  Just place it in a bowl and you are set.
The original recipe made one large cheeseball but I made two smaller ones.  It was easier to manage and you can always freshen the platter with the second one.

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Bacon and Green Onion Cheese Ball


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Ingredients

  • 2 (8 oz.) pkgs of light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cooked and crumbled bacon pieces or 1 (3 oz) pkg real bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup green onion, diced
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, blend together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese with an electric mixer. Beat until well blended.
  2. Mix in the bacon and green onion by hand.
  3. Lay out two long pieces of plastic wrap and sprinkle each sheet with 1/4 cup of parsley.
  4. Divide cheese mixture in half and place each half in the center of each sheet of plastic wrap.
  5. Gather the ends of the plastic wrap together and twist to form a tight ball. The ball with get a coating of the parsley as you do this.
  6. Repeat with other piece of plastic wrap creating the second ball.
  7. Chill for at least 3 hours. It tastes best if eaten with in 24 hours of making. Serve with crackers.
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Recipe adapted from The Galley Gourmet.

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9 comments

Kayla January 6, 2017 - 1:41 pm

Would it still taste okay if I substitute sour cream for the mayo? My family isn’t big on mayo. Though I myself think it sounds amazing.

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aimee February 7, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Cheese balls are one of my favorite parts of christmas goodies, now I don’t have to wait till next year, I can make one myself. Mmmm.
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Paula @ Spoons n Spades February 6, 2012 - 10:18 pm

I love the sound of this Cheese Ball with the bacon and onion…very tasty!

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kitchenvoyage January 27, 2012 - 11:36 am

Nice!! In England this year the trendy things is to make your own cheese party. Thank you soon will be king for a day with your cheese ball.

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Kristin January 27, 2012 - 8:20 am

I love cheeseballs. I don’t think that they will ever go out of style. They are so easy to make and they look a lot nice than plain old chips and dip

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