Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball Recipe
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Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball Recipe

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Meet the Cook: Needing a quick appetizer one night when dinner was running late, I combined a few leftovers into this easy cheese ball. For variety, you can shape it into a log, or substitute favorite herbs for the pepper. My husband and I are the proud parents of two children, Kenton, 6, and Katie, 4. -Tamara Rickard, Bartlett, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 72 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese and pepper until blended. Stir in broccoli. Shape into a ball and roll in bacon. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball in Country Woman July/August 1999, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 72 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"I doubled the recipe for a party with 20 people, and it was almost all gone! I substituted garlic powder for the pepper, and it was delicious. My guests were excited that it was rolled in bacon instead of nuts"

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Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"Very simple to prepare and I really liked the fresh broccoli in the recipe."

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Used finely shredded Mexican 4 cheese blend, need to make 2 at a time it goes so fast.Super easy and quick to make, love it."

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"Super easy and always a crowd pleaser"

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"I used 3/4 tsp. fresh ground garlic pepper instead and also as others had suggested added the bacon to the cheese ball, then rolled it in parsley before serving. AWESOME!!!!"

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