Nutty Bacon Cheese Ball Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 20 MINUTES

3 ratings
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  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup green onions, white part only, finely minced
  • 1 jar diced pimento, drained
  • 3/4 cup pecans, divided
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked, drained, finely crumbled and divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


Place cream cheese in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer. Turn to Speed Two and mix 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to Speed Two and gradually add milk, mixing until well blended about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Add cheeses, onions, pimientos, half of the bacon and half the pecans. Turn to Speed 4 and beat until well blended, about another minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Transfer mixture to a large piece of plastic wrap. Form into a ball and wrap tightly.


Refrigerate (or freeze) at least 2 hours.


Combine the remaining bacon and remaining pecans, parsley and poppy seeds in a pie plate. Then, remove the plastic wrap and roll the cheese ball lightly in the bacon/nut mixture until evenly coated. Wrap it back up in plastic wrap and refrigerate again until ready to use.

Fisher Nutty Bacon Cheese Ball


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3 Reviews

Ida 1/28/2017
Has to be 5 skil

Has to be 5 skillets with cheese, bacon, and nuts. I would have to have walnuts, they are my favorite.

The PDN Web
The PDN Web 1/2/2015
Yes! You can lea

Yes! You can leave out the blue cheese if you like, or replace it with a milder soft cheese, like chèvre.

REV. Marvin
REV. Marvin 12/27/2014
could the blue c

could the blue cheese be left out? not fond of that cheese.

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