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garlic-bacon cheese log

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

I just kinda made this one up, but it sure is tasty and goes over well at parties and holiday gatherings. I use something I find at Krogers called Pub Cheese (sharp cheddar variety) but any cheddar cheese spread would work. You can make this into any shape you like such as a cheese ball instead of a log. At Halloween time I make it into a spider using pretzels for legs and pickled onion and black olives for eyes. Serve with whatever crackers you prefer and enjoy this pretty appetizer!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a flavorful cheese log. It's a tasty appetizer you can enjoy any time of the year. Fancy enough to serve at a holiday meal but easy enough to make when unexpected company drops by. We loved the crunch of the crushed pecans. The cheese ball itself has a sharp, savory, and smoky flavor with a touch of freshness from the parsley.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 12 -15
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For garlic-bacon cheese log

  • 2 pkg
    cream cheese (8 oz each)
  • 1
    container sharp cheddar Pub Cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pkg
    real bacon bits or pieces (4.5 oz)
  • 2-4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c
    crushed pecans
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley

How To Make garlic-bacon cheese log

  • Mixing all types of cheese, bacon bits, and seasonings.
    Combine the first 6 ingredients. Mix well.
  • Cheese mixture shaped into a log.
    Shape into a log.
  • Refrigerating the cheese log.
    Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Chopped pecans and parsley in a bowl.
    Combine pecans and parsley.
  • Garlic-Bacon Cheese Log rolled in crushed pecans.
    Roll log into pecan mixture. Chill and serve.