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Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball Recipe

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Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball Hip2Save

What could be better than bacon, jalapeno, and cheese? How about a homemade cheese ball with all of the above?! Let me just say it does not disappoint! If you have a holiday gathering soon and need a simple yet amazing dip – take this one! I love traditional cheese ball recipes with pecans and sharp cheddar, but this one is so different and wonderful. It has tons of flavor and will be gone in flash so you may want to make a couple. 🙂

Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Ball

Adapted from Home Sick Texan

Ingredients:
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 jalapeños, stems and seeds removed, diced, divided
6 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled, divided (about 6 ounces)
Salt to taste
Crackers for serving

How to make a cheeseball

Directions:

Mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, parsley, garlic, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, half of the diced jalapeños and half of the crumbled cooked bacon. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking and add salt.

Place the remaining diced jalapeños and bacon on a plate. Stir together so that it’s well mixed. With your hands, roll the cheese mixture into a ball. (It helps to get your hands a little wet so no sticking.)

Place ball on the plate and roll in the jalapeños and bacon until covered.

Chill covered for at least one hour before serving. Serve with crackers.

Yield: 12 servings

*My notes: Jalapenos without the seeds really aren’t very spicy and taste great in this combo. If you don’t like that taste, you may want to substitute green onion or bell peppers. When chopping jalapeños, wear gloves (I made this cheese ball and touched my eyeball accidentally an hour later and ouch – so please wear gloves!). This can totally be made ahead and placed in the fridge for a day or so!

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This recipe is such a keeper and you’ll get asked for it a lot. The bacon makes it taste smoky and is awesome with the sharp cheese. Enjoy.

[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.[/h2s_box]

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Comments 78

  1. Betsy

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  2. Tiffany

    Yum this looks great!!

    Off topic, but..Happy Holidays… If anyone has a sephora code and isn’t going to use it tonight, I would be so appreciative to have it as I want to place an order. please please email to jjmom1985@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays 🙂

    • denise gollnick

      It expired yesterday

      • Tiffany

        I think they are still taking them today which is why people are still asking as of today. If you have one that you didn’t use, I would surely take it off your hands 🙂

      • Leah

        I just used mine (actually, a very generous hip2saver traded it to me:) ) 5 minutes ago on the Naked 3 palette!

    • Casey

      What is the big deal about the sephora codes? Just curious as they are requested more than anything.

      • Tiffany

        No big deal really…it’s just 15/50 but any savings is great if you were already planning on purchasing products… But not everyone got them :\

        • Liz

          Tiffany did u get the code…i think i have one..i got an email from them

          • Tiffany

            Hey Liz, I think someone sent me what I needed. Thank you for asking 🙂

        • Casey

          Ah, I see. Was just curious:)

          • Colleen

            I have a Sephora code. It expires tonight, 15 off 50. Let me know if you want it.

            • Nishi

              I can use it!!! Email me nishipatel11 @ yahoo . Com

  3. Pandora

    Looks delicious and simple enough! Gotta give this a try 😉

  4. arielM

    that looks good!

  5. Rose

    Was just looking through my All You mag that came today and what do I see? HIP2SAVE! They were thanking you for being a partner! I loved it! That’s great exposure for our site. And I do mean OUR site, it’s kinda like a big family! Congratulations!

  6. Bunny

    Wonder how this would taste with turkey bacon. We don’t eat pork.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I’m sure it’d be good too 🙂

      • Marie

        Lina! Thank you for your posts! They have all been great ideas, and I think you’re a great addition to the website!

        • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

          Thanks Marie! Happy to be here 🙂 that was sweet!

    • daltonjsmom

      Turkey bacon 99 cents at Wags this week. Deal! I’m going to try a vegetarian version b/c I am so sad at the holidays with all those meaty cheese balls!

      • Sarah

        How are you going to do it veg? Just omit the bacon…or try a veg substitute? I am also vegetarian, and this cheese ball looks SO GOOD!

        • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

          I made this again but used diced red bell pepper and green onion on the outside and it was still awesome!

          • Sarah

            Awesome! That sounds great! Thanks! 🙂

  7. Megan

    Free Redbox rental–Use code Z5VQNTQ2 for a free 1-day DVD rental. 1 use only. Exp 12/16/13@11:59pCT. It expires tonight, but I’m going to bed!!

  8. sabrina

    sephora code available. Please post if you still need one. expires at midnight

    • Loren

      I could use one! Thank you!! lfior0022 at gmail dot com

      • sabrina

        coming your way. enjoy

    • Deepa

      I sent u one…

    • Nick

      I sent one to a few moments ago

  9. Sarah

    Lina, this post brought a smile to my face! My 3 favorite things! Hello. It’s like a little ball of pure joy and happiness…and maybe a few lbs! Lol. But who cares!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      LoL I know me too! It is heaven! Ha 🙂

  10. Tunechi

    Have 2 sephora codes I’m not using email me at jalissarichardson at yahoo. Com if you need one

    • Sarah

      I just emailed you Tunechi 🙂

  11. Gina neumeyer

    I have a sephora code also. If someone wants it, just let me know

    • Brian

      I’d love it for a present for my wife if still available! boomsy84@gmail.com

      • Gina neumeyer

        Tony I just emailed the code to you. Your responses came at the exact same time, so I flipped a coin.

  12. Erin

    This sounds great! I’m making Christmas dinner for my hubby’s shift (sheriff’s dpt) since they work Christmas and this will be a great addition! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes they will love it! Enjoy 🙂

  13. Natalie

    I have a sephora code as well that I won’t be using. I don’t splurge on makeup so hopefully this will help someone else out! Email me at chintwin1@yahoo.com. Happy Holidays everyone 🙂

    • Shara

      Sent you an email! 🙂

      • Natalie

        Taken! 🙂 I wish I had one to give to everyone who asked

  14. HAZ

    Best looking cheese ball, EVER!

  15. Katie Collard

    This looks great! I think I may make for Christmas! Maybe I should make two just in case. Lina- how big are the balls? (lol, that didn’t sound right, but you know what I mean) Thank you! 🙂

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I would estimate 4 inches round! Lol huge 🙂

  16. tracy

    I wish I had seen this 30 minutes ago. I just made an app for hubby’s work party. This looks delicious and I have a ton of habaneros to use up. We like things super spicy.

  17. Catie

    Green chile would be delicious in this too, for people who don’t like the jalapeno! Thanks for the recipe!

    • daltonjsmom

      Great idea! Thanks for posting it.

  18. Katie Collard

    Lina- Too funny. That helps me to decide if I want two balls or just the one. Thanks! 😉 I’ll go for two. lol.

  19. Leslie

    I’ve got a sephora code 15/50…. Email me! Leslie763@aol.com
    MERRY CHRISTMAS HIPSTERS!!!

  20. DC

    I have a free movie rental code for Redbox that I won’t be using. It expires tonight so if anyone can take advantage of it, that would be great! DHQWHWXR

  21. 78Brownie

    Hi….I have a couple questions. So I don’t eat pork. I know! lol What can I substitute the bacon for? Turkey or beef? When does your Sephora coupons expire? I must have missed when they were posted?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Turkey bacon would be great too 🙂

  22. Kay

    If anyone has a sephora code they won’t be using tonight I would really appreciate one! Thanks in advance 🙂 couponssvp@yahoo.com

  23. SaraJT

    Does anyone have a Sephora code that I can have? Pretty please. =)

  24. SaraJT

    This looks so yum. I think i’ll be making this for my friends. I might just make it square rather than a ball though. May be easier to dig in to.

  25. daltonjsmom

    Would also probably be amazing in a tiny Pyrex dish, baked until bubbling…

  26. Irene C.

    This looks amazing! I’m going to try making it this Sunday- my husband has a bunch of his guy friends coming over to watch the game. What a perfect snack!

  27. Shelley Kerr

    I have a Sephora code if anyone wants it. Please email me at skerr1023@yahoo.com.

  28. sally

    I just made this for a holiday party tomorrow, licked the bowl clean, yum!

  29. Karina

    Just made this tonight for a holiday party…it was a hit!!!
    Thank you!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great!!!

  30. Kim

    What kind of crackers did you use?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Benton brand from Costco has a nice big variety pack we like. Use your favorite cracker though 🙂

  31. Irene C.

    So I have officially made this 2 times now – It was such a big hit the other day that I had to make another one for Xmas tomorrow. Love it!

  32. elizabeth anuskiewicz

    I made 4 of these for 2 different houses over the holidays..thanks for sharing the recipe…they were so good..a hit..easy and nice to look at!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh great news! Thanks for coming back to tell us 🙂 I know it is so good!

  33. Teri

    Hi Collin! I just had to come back and tell you that I made this for New Years Eve and it was a huge hit!!! It was so tasty I got a request to make it for a party tomorrow night!!!! Thank you!!!

  34. Sonya

    I made this for a House Party that I hosted last month. It was gone in no time. I decided to put this in a glass bowl to serve – it was easier. Just make sure that if you make it ahead of time , take it out of the fridge at least 2 hours prior to serving.

  35. Christy Rivers

    Saving for later so I can make. Looks amazing and tasty! I love jalapenos but dont know many recipes.

  36. Missi

    Yum! Get in my belly!

  37. Karen

    I hate to say this, but none of these recipes seem to be original. They are taken from other Pinterest posts and blogs. I think maybe they should be given some credit ;). But I am sure Hipsters will enjoy them being posted here instead of searching.

  38. Kim Andrews

    Making this right now!! Yummy!

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