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Cheese Ball made with creamy goat cheese, crispy bacon crumbs, fresh green onions, sharp cheddar cheese and covered in sweet dried cranberries.

Cheese Ball Recipe

Cheese Ball made with creamy goat cheese, crispy bacon crumbs, fresh green onions, sharp cheddar cheese and covered in sweet dried cranberries.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese Ball Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 7 servings
Calories 347 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 2 packages cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup creamy blue cheese or creamy goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons blue cheese salad dressing mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds chopped

Roll Into:

  • 1 cup dried cranberries or silvered almonds/nuts/pecans

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, blue cheese and garlic until blended. Stir in bacon, chopped onion and slivered almonds.
  2. Shape into a ball.
  3. Place a plastic wrap on a flat surface, add the dried cranberries or nuts onto it, roll the cheese ball so its all covered in cranberries or nuts. Wrap in plastic wrap, chill until firm.
  4. Refrigerate up to two weeks. Serve with crackers.
  5. Recipe makes 3 cheese balls, 1 cup each.
Nutrition Facts
Cheese Ball Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 871mg38%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 284mg28%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.