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Need an easy appetizer for the busy Holiday Season? This Bacon Cheese Ball is a great addition to your Holiday meal.
This Bacon Cheese Ball, made with Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese and chopped up bacon and onions, is full of flavor. Surprisingly, it is easy to make and will be perfect for the upcoming Holiday gatherings.
The Holiday season is a busy (but fun!) time of year with family gatherings and school obligations. I have cookies to bake, recipes to prepare, Christmas cards to send out and presents to buy. I enjoy cooking and being in the kitchen but after making so many dishes for different parties or family events, I run low on unique ideas to take! Knowing I have many different events to make recipes for this year, I wanted to get a head start on my planning. Of course, you can't take a new dish to an event without trying it out first. :-)
An appetizer is a great dish to bring to a gathering. It is the fellowship time before a meal. (In other words, it keeps everyone from snacking on the turkey while they catch up with their extended family.) :-) When thinking about an appetizer a little farther, I realized a Bacon Cheese Ball would be a great addition to any Holiday meal or party. You can make it the day before, it takes only a little prep, and the flavors of Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese, bacon, cream cheese and green onion mix so well in this recipe.
First, I added softened cream cheese to a medium sized bowl. I then added 1/2 cup sour cream to the cream cheese and blended well.
I then chopped up 1/2 cup green onions and added them to the cream cheese/sour cream mixture.
Stir in 7 strips of cooked, chopped bacon and stir.
Adding one cup of Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese was the perfect addition in this recipe.
After stirring well, place the mixture on plastic wrap and form a ball. Let refrigerate overnight. The next day, roll the cheese ball in cooked bacon (crumbled) and more Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
Serve with crackers, bread or corn chips.
The crunch of the cracker with the texture of the cheese and bacon makes this appetizer delicious and a quick family favorite.
Bacon Cheese Ball
- 1 lb bacon (divided)
- 2 cups Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese (divided)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- Mix softened cream cheese and sour cream in a medium mixing bowl
- Stir in garlic powder and onions
- Stir in 7 slices of cooked, cooled and chopped bacon
- Fold in 1 cup Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Wrap mixture in plastic wrap and form a ball
- Refrigerate overnight
- The next day, cook and chop the remaining bacon
- Put bacon and remaining cheese on a plate and roll the cheese ball in mixture
- Serve with crackers, chips or bread