Everything Cheese Ball

J Stevens Recipe

By J Stevens jstevens1967

The name of this recipe says it all. This is always a crowd-pleaser. I often make these to put in food gift baskets for the holidays.


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

2 c
swiss cheese, shredded
2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded ( i use sharp cheddar)
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c
sour cream
1/2 c
onion, minced
2 oz
jarred pimento - undrained
2 Tbsp
sweet pickle relish
10 slice
bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled - i often add 4 more slices
1/2 c
pecans, finely chopped
1 dash(es)
each - salt and pepper
1/4 c
parsley- fresh and snipped
1 Tbsp
poppy seeds

Directions

1
Let swiss and cheddar cheeses come to room temperature.
2
In a large bowl beat together cream cheese and sour cream till fluffy.
3
Beat in swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, undrained pimiento, pickle relish, half of the bacon, 1/4 cup of the pecans, salt and pepper.
4
Cover and chill till firm.
5
Shape into 1 large or 2 small balls on wax paper.
6
In a small bowl combine remaining bacon, pecans, parsley, and poppy seeds.
7
Turn mixture out onto clean clean sheet of waxed paper.
8
Roll cheese balls in seed mixture to coat.
9
Wrap and chill.
10
Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.
11
Serve with assorted crackers, bread sticks, pretzel or pita chips and enjoy!