Bacon-olive Cheese Ball Recipe

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Bacon-Olive Cheese Ball

Paula S.

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@louegirl

My husband had to take a bacon dish to work for a luncheon, so I took my favorite cheese ball recipe and added bacon and a few other ingredients to it. It was a hit at the luncheon and was gone in a few minutes. I didn't measure the ingredients as I made the cheese ball, so I am "guesstimating" some of these ingredients. As for the seasonings, you can change them to your taste preference, but I would not recommend adding anything else with salt because of the olives and bacon that are already in the recipe.


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Prep:

30 Min

Ingredients

8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
salad olives with pimentos
2 or 3 dash(es)
onion powder
2 or 3 dash(es)
cajun seasoning
2/3 - 3/4 c
real bacon pieces
2/3 - 1 c
shredded cheddar cheese
1 c
pecan pieces (finely chopped)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In food processor, chop the olives and pimentos. Put into a bowl and set aside.
2
Place the cream cheese, onion powder and cajun seasoning into the food processor and process until creamy. Remove to a mixing bowl.
3
Add the olives, bacon pieces, and shredded cheese to the cream cheese mixture. Mix all ingredients thoroughly with a spoon. Form mixture into a ball. (It may be too soft to make the ball at this point, but do the best you can. You will be able to handle it better after the next step)
4
Wrap the "ball" in a sheet of wax paper and put into the freezer for approx 20 minutes.
5
Remove the ball from the freezer, reshape the ball and roll in pecan pieces until covered. Refrigerate in airtight container. Remove from refrigerator approx 1 hour before serving. Serve with Club, Ritz, or your favorite cracker.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads