Bacon-olive Cheese Ball Recipe

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Bacon-Olive Cheese Ball

Paula S.


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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30 Min


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

In food processor, chop the olives and pimentos. Put into a bowl and set aside.
Place the cream cheese, onion powder and cajun seasoning into the food processor and process until creamy. Remove to a mixing bowl.
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)
Wrap the "ball" in a sheet of wax paper and put into the freezer for approx 20 minutes.
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