Bacon + Jalapeno Cheese Ball

Bacon jalapeno cheese ball

The Holidays are right around the corner!

I Can’t believe how quickly Christmas is sneaking up on me! As usual I haven’t even started Christmas shopping…. Although I have started to think about all the delicious holiday food I want to serve AND EAT!!! (Surprise, Surprise!)

This is one of our absolute favorite appetizers to serve, whenever we host family over the holiday season. I mean come on bacon, cream cheese, jalapeno! You definitely can’t go wrong!

On the plus side it also takes minutes to make, and with the hectic pace of this time of year, who has time to waste on food prep?

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Jalapenos diced and divided in half (remove seeds and stem)
  • 7 Pieces of bacon, cooked crumbled and divided in half
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large bowl mix together Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, parsley, garlic, Worcestershire sauce half the diced jalapenos and half your bacon. (add salt and pepper to taste)
  2. Mix the remaining jalapeno and bacon together. Spread out onto a plate.
  3. Roll your cheese mixture into a ball. (it helps to have a little olive oil on your hands to prevent the cheese from sticking to them)
  4. Roll cheese ball into your pepper and bacon mixture until completely covered
  5. Chill for at least an hour before serving.

Does it get any easier?

I Guarantee this will be the hit of your holiday party!







  1. This is a must make and take appetizer. Everyone I know loves all these flavors.

  2. You had me at cheese! Looks amazing!

  3. bitesofflavor says:

    This is the perfect dish for a holiday party!! Love it!

  4. Ana Bazquez says:

    I totally need to make this! It looks sooooo good!

  5. Oh my yum, the perfect appetizer!

  6. certifiedpastryaficionado says:

    Mmmm I love this idea! Cheese balls are new things to me since we didn’t have them growing up. I love how versatile they are! What are your favorite crackers (or other medium) to serve this with?

  7. Ooh this would be a huge hit in my house! Perfect app for Thanksgiving! Thanks!

  8. My Husband loves all things bacon and jalapeno so this will be perfect!

  9. This sounds like something my husband would love! I might just make it for him!

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