Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham    
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Makes 1 cheese ball

Update the cheese platter with a new cheese ball, spiced honey for drizzling, and marinated feta.

How to Make It

Cook bacon slices in a skillet over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon. Sauté pecans in hot drippings 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool 10 minutes. Stir together Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, green onions, kosher salt, ground red pepper, softened cream cheese, bacon, and pecans. Shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Ratings & Reviews

jhooper5's Review

June 30, 2014
Recipe photo appears to have cheese ball roles in something after shaping into a ball. What is it?

Katieann77's Review

December 27, 2013
This was a hit! I added 3 pressed garlic cloves.