This jalapeno bacon cheese ball is perfectly creamy, rolled in crunchy bacon, and topped off with green onions and salty pecans. It's the perfect holiday appetizer and filled with SO much flavor!
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Total Time15 minutesmins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: cheeseball, cheeseball recipe, how to make a cheeseball, jalapeno bacon cheeseball, jalapeno bacon cheeseball recipe
Author: Alyssa Rivers
2(8 ounce) packages cream cheesesoftened
3jalapeñosseeded and finely chopped, divided
1cupshredded cheddar cheese
8slicesof baconcooked and chopped, divided
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.
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.
Cover with saran wrap and chill for an hour before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Updated December 29, 2022Originally posted on December 8, 2014