Thanksgiving Cheese and Bacon Ball

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Cheese balls are popular at most gatherings, but how to make it festive for Thanksgiving was my dilemma.  Then it came! Bacon!  Who doesn’t like bacon!

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This cheese ball is full of tasty cheeses and chunks of bacon – and goes fantastic with homemade cheese crackers too!

How to Do it:

Process the first five ingredients in a food processor just until it is mixed, but not doughy.

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Place the cheese mixture on plastic and wrap.  Refrigerate 45 minutes to an hour.

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Form a ball with the cheese and roll in the walnut pieces, making sure to cover all sides.  Place the cheese wedge on a toothpick, then carefully lace up the pimento.  Put the head on the front of the ball.

Gently break the bacon slices in half.  Using a butter knife, put slits in the back of the ball and slide the bacon slices in, pushing the cheese gently in place to hold it.  Place all the bacon slices in a fan shape.

Serve with crackers.

Makes a cheese ball about 6 inches in diameter

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5 from 1 vote
Thanksgiving Cheese and Bacon Ball

A cheesy appetizer made to look like a turkey and flavored with bacon.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, blue cheese, party, thanksgiving
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, cooked crisp
  • 1 wedge cheddar cheese, (the head)
  • 1 slice pimento (the waddle)
Instructions
  1. Process the first five ingredients in a food processor just until it is mixed, but not doughy.

  2. Place the cheese mixture on plastic and wrap. Refrigerate 45 minutes to an hour.

  3. Form a ball with the cheese and roll in the walnut pieces, making sure to cover all sides. Place the cheese wedge on a toothpick, then carefully lace up the pimento. Put the head on the front of the ball.

  4. Gently break the bacon slices in half. Using a butter knife, put slits in the back of the ball and slide the bacon slices in, pushing the cheese gently in place to hold it. Place all the bacon slices in a fan shape.

  5. Serve with crackers.

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14 Responses to Thanksgiving Cheese and Bacon Ball

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  2. Leigh says:

    This would go over so well with the men! Thanks for the great idea. Pinned.

  3. Erlene says:

    Yum! Bacon makes almost everything taste better. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  8. Now this is a cute idea using bacon for the tail feathers. I’m sure it will get a reaction from my family and many bloggers at Fiesta Friday. Thanks for coming to the party…

  9. Rita says:

    Nice cheese – turkey day coming!

  10. Teresa says:

    I love that you made it to look like a turkey. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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