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Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball Recipe

Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball Recipe

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 YIELD: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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Assorted crackers

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.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 72 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball

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cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 216868
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"A good go to recipe. Has a really good taste & was liked by everyone. The broccoli was a nice change."

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wccat User ID: 2761763 27127
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"I brought this to an office party and within 30 mins it was completely gone. I did spice it up a bit, I added 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 tsp season salt, and 3 strips of bacon."

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BlaineL User ID: 1323708 20773
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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rshatz99 User ID: 6556433 29800
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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mstajackson User ID: 7373935 53812
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"Super easy and always a crowd pleaser"

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kennedy22@hotmail.com User ID: 5774466 25059
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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bookmaus User ID: 6404226 29799
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This, along with the Holiday Cheese Ball, was my first time making a cheese ball. It was devoured within 45 minutes of putting it on the table."

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AangelH87 User ID: 6349990 20761
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"I like to grate cheddar cheese because it mixes into the cream cheese better. I also just mix the bacon pieces into the ball, that way every one gets bacon with their cheese."

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cynthiaelliott User ID: 1867504 25058
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"I made this as one on my appetizers for a large group. it was very good. Most cheese balls are rolled in nuts preventing allergy sufferers from having some. This was great because these people could actually enjoy this appetizer. I would recommend it to others."

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FACSteacher User ID: 759865 26551
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"I served this with 2 other appetizers so it didn't get all eaten but it was over half gone. I did steam the broccoli first just because I prefer the flavor of cooked to raw. I also added some Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning and paprika just to add a little spice. Otherwise, this was good. I'll make it again sometime but not as a 'go-to'."

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frittilary User ID: 4590275 70746
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"I liked it, but most of my guests passed it by. Lots left over after the party."

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sharonraburn@yahoo.com User ID: 1510 50122
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"very easy, and it was gone in no time.."

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chellie125 User ID: 1331609 71693
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"I made this for a family get together. My brother, who is not a big fan of cheese, loved it! It is absolutely delicious and I would encourage everyone to try to make it at least once. You won't be disappointed!"

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HETAK User ID: 4882229 73298
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"Made this for a small party and it was a hit! I added some southwestern seasoning for a little extra flavor that was a nice addition. Very easy to make!"

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Smrtiipanntz User ID: 4503790 87341
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"This was a hit at the family Christmas dinner and it was hard to keep everyone out of it before dinner was served! Absolutely a keeper!"

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