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Bacon and Pecan Cheeseball

This creamy and cheesy appetizer is loaded with bacon and crunchy pecans. It's perfect for game day or any gathering with friends and family.

97% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Bacon and Pecan Cheeseball

Under 30 minutes


for 8 servings

  • 250 g cream cheese (250 g)
  • 2 ½ cups mature cheddar (250 g), grated
  • ¼ cup blue cheese (30 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped, divided
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans (100 g), divided
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped, divided
  • ¾ cup fresh parsley (25 g), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seed
  • cracker, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 148
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 3g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 8g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and mix well with a fork.
  2. Add ½ of the chopped red pepper, the spring onions, ½ of the pecans and ½ of the bacon to the bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Transfer the cheese mixture to a sheet of cling film and wrap it up. Shape into a ball and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. In a shallow bowl, mix together the rest of the red pepper, the parsley, remaining pecans and bacon, and the poppy seeds.
  5. Remove the cheese ball from the cling film and roll it around the topping mixture until completely covered.
  6. Serve with a selection of crackers.
  7. Enjoy!
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Bacon and Pecan Cheeseball