This Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball recipe is easy to make and always a party favorite. Bacon, jalapeno and cheese combined to make the perfect party food.
(JUMPING UP AND DOWN!!!!)
As July creeps to an end, my mind immediately fast forwards to what is coming next. Football!
Football. Football. Football.
Let me explain .. since Big Scary Mike and I do not have little human children of our own, there is no reason to get excited about kids going back to school, which is the stepping stone between July and Football Season. Other than huge savings on discounted office supplies (YES!!), August is just the waiting room for what is going to come and what we have next is college football.
And with college football, comes college football food. And with college football food comes college football parties. It’s like a natural evolution of life. So what is a girl to whip up and serve to satisfy hungry, excited, screaming fans come Saturdays this season? Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball!!! Go ahead, say it, see how easy that rolls off the tongue. Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball!
You get happy just saying.
Every year, I feel compelled to step up my game when it comes to football food. There is no way that I could just grab a bag of chips and toss it on the couch while we are watching our games and think that that would even be acceptable. Before anyone else says it, yes, my husband has become very spoiled over the years and the look that I would get if I actually did that is enough to make you laugh.
Haha Big Guy, I’ve got you! This Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball is ridiculous! It is super easy to make, it feeds a billion people (no exaggeration) and it is absolutely irresistible. Talk about the perfect thing to serve at a football party, social gathering, potluck, holiday get-togethers (yes, that too is right around the corner)… this thing is the perfect party food absolutely anytime!
So you’ll with only 5 weeks left until football season starts, be sure to start stocking up on amazing recipes to WOW your football loving crowd and don’t forget to add this one into your recipe book. Trust me, everyone will be asking you for it 🙂
Happiness and Blessings!
- 2 8 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
- 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 5 tbl mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 4 large green onions
- 7 oz sharp shredded cheddar
- 6 slices crisp cooked bacon
- 4 jalapenos, diced ribs and seeds removed
- 1/2 cup sharp shredded cheddar
- 4 - 6 slices crisp cooked bacon
- 2 jalapenos, diced ribs and seeds removed
Start by beating together cream cheese, worchestershire sauce and mayonnaise until creamy
Mix in seasonings and then fold in green onions, cheese, bacon and diced jalapenos
Move to a large piece of plastic wrap, wrap up tightly and shape into a ball (the best you can). Set in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight
When ready to serve, mix together the Outside Garnish ingredients in a small bowl.
Remove cheese ball from refrigerator and using you hands, try to mold into a ball shape. Turn out ball onto your serving plate and lightly pat garnish ingredients on top and on all sides of cheese ball.
Serve immediately with crackers