Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bacon Cheese Ball for the Big Game

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When I am creating my grocery list for the big game, one of my husband's first requests is always a cheese ball. There is nothing more delicious that Ritz crackers with creamy cheese ball unless of course that cheese ball has bacon in it. This delicious bacon cheese ball is one of my favorites and on my must have list for this year's big game. The best part? It is super easy to make!

You will need: 

  • 2- 8 Oz packages of cream cheese, semi-softened 
  • 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup of Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped green onion 
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans

Combine cream cheese, bacon, cheese and onion using your kitchen aid until it is well incorporated. Form the cream cheese into a ball. If combining the ingredients my hand, you might want to make sure the cream cheese is completely softened and then refrigerate the mixture covered for a couple of hours before forming it into a ball.  
Spread the pecans out onto a plate and then roll the cream cheese ball in the pecans until completely covered. 
Place the cheese ball and on a plate and cover until ready to serve.
Serve with crackers and anything else you like to dip in a cheese ball.

Apart from picking up Ritz Crackers for the cheese ball at Walmart, some of the other things on my list for the big game include DiGorno® STUFFED CRUST pizza. I am a HUGE stuffed crust fan and I was thrilled to find a brand that makes one I can bake at home. I love that I can throw in a pizza for the kids at the party and it is good enough that even the adults want to eat it. 
As for drinks, is it ever really a party without Coke? I like using the bottles at my parties because then I don't have open cans laying every where with the potential to get knocked over. 

My husband is getting more and more excited for the big game this year and I think this food and the cheese ball is going to knock it out of the park this year. What recipes are you making for the big game?
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22 comments:

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Oh man this sounds so good!

bxcrochet said...

That looks so good. I would definitely do that for game day.

MikiHope said...

That cheese ball really does sound delicious and looks good as well--perfect for a get together any time--not only for the Big Game (which I will not be watching!). Ritz crackers are a staple in my apartment!

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

This looks delicious! This would make for a great party food!

Taya Elery said...

About time someone recognizes the value of pecans in recipes! lol. I have to try this out!

Kristin and Megan said...

I'm going to have to try adding bacon to my cheese ball next time!

Maddi'sMommy said...

Oh my gosh bacon. This looks so delicious! I mean you have savory, crunchy - everything!

Stephanie Pass said...

That looks like an amazing cheese ball. Yum!!

Katrina Gehman said...

that looks so good!!! bacon and cheese together are amazing!!!

Cathy Mini said...

Very cute and festive for the big game! I will be sure to pin this and save for next week!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Adding bacon is a great idea! I bet it flavors the cheese ball so much!

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

This looks wonderful! I love that it has bacon in it. What a cute idea for the Super Bowl party and so delicious too! I'll have to add this one to our menu.

Spaceships said...

Bacon and Cheeseballs! My two favorite things. YUMM!

Emily Glover said...

Yum! This looks perfect for game day!!

Reesa Lewandowski said...

I absolutely love cheese balls and this looks amazing.

Savory Experiments said...

Bacon and cheese???? YES, please!!!! Totally making this for my Superbowl party!

Britney Mills said...

I love stuff like this! Sounds like such a great appetizer and easy!

Emily Thompson said...

yum!! It all looks great. I love cheese and crackers and cheese balls are the best!!!

Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] said...

Cheeseballs are my favorite!

Debi Wayland said...

This is a great idea for a football party! I can't wait for the Super Bowl! EEEEE!

Britni Vigil said...

This looks incredible!! My husband would love this.

Debi said...

I am definitely making this. I think I will leave the pecan off though.

 
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