Jalapeño Bacon Cheeseball

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 people
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Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Ball is a creamy, soft cream cheese ball mixed with a little spice from jalapeños and added spices rolled in crunchy bacon, chopped green onions and salty pecans. This is the perfect holiday appetizer! 

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseball, cheeseball recipe, how to make a cheeseball, jalapeno bacon cheeseball, jalapeno bacon cheeseball recipe


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese softened
  • 3 jalapeños seeded and finely chopped, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon cooked and chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup pecans coarsely chopped


  1. In a medium sized bowl, stir together cream cheese, half of the jalapeños, shredded cheddar cheese, half of the bacon, green onions, seasoning salt, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and cumin until fully incorporated.
  2. On a large plate combine other half of the bacon, jalapeños, and pecans. Shape the cream cheese mixture into a ball and roll it onto the plate to coat well.
  3. Cover with seran wrap and chill for an hour before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Updated on November 30, 2019

Original Post on December 8, 2014

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeño Bacon Cheeseball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 355mg15%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.