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Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball

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Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking:
15 minutes

Makes 1 cheese ball (about 20 servings)

This recipe is part of the "No Turkey" Thanksgiving Feast Menu

In This Menu:

* Spinach Puffs
* Glazed Ham with Pineapple Relish
* Green Salad with Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing
* Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary
* Sautéed Collard Greens
* Maple Glazed Carrots
* Famous Pumpkin Pie
* Honey Walnut Tart
* Caramel Baked Apples
* Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls
Other Menu Ideas:
* A Classic Thanksgiving Dinner for 8
* Turkey Leftover Party

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Cheese balls are the perfect appetizer. You can make them ahead of time plus they're delicious. If you'd like a plain cheese Ball, omit everything except the cheeses and pecans.

INGREDIENTS
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 large container (16-ounce) sharp Cheddar cheese spread product such as Kaukauna or Merkt's, at room temperature
1/2 cup chopped green onions
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons diced pimento
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 cup chopped pecans
Crackers to serve

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine the cream cheese and sharp Cheddar cheese product until well mixed.
2. Add the green onions, garlic, bacon, pimento and parsley; mix well.
3. Shape the cheese into a ball. Roll in chopped pecans to cover ball.
4. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate to allow flavors to blend.


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