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Bacon and Green Onion Cheese Ball

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It wouldn’t be a Super Bowl party without some bacon right?  Today’s recipe for a Bacon and Green Onion Cheese Ball 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 bacon and green onion cheese ball 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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Here is what you need to make the

Bacon and Green Onion Cheese Ball

  • LIGHT CREAM CHEESE
  • LIGHT MAYONNAISE
  • PARMESAN CHEESE
  • BACON PIECES OR REAL BACON BITS
  • GREEN ONION
  • SALT
  • FLAT LEAF PARSLEY
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Bacon and Green Onion Cheese Ball

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Ingredients
  

  • 2 8 oz. pkgs of light cream cheese
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • cup Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cooked and crumbled bacon pieces or 1 3 oz pkg real bacon bits
  • ¼ cup green onion diced
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, blend together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese with an electric mixer. Beat until well blended.
  • Mix in the bacon and green onion by hand.
  • Lay out two long pieces of plastic wrap and sprinkle each sheet with 1/4 cup of parsley.
  • Divide cheese mixture in half and place each half in the center of each sheet of plastic wrap.
  • 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.
  • Repeat with other piece of plastic wrap creating the second ball.
  • 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

  1. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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