Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball

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Substitute your favorite cheese for the cheddar to create your own twist on this retro favorite.

Ingredients

    1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
    12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
    1 cup toasted, chopped pecans
    salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the bacon and nut,s in the bowl of a mixer. Mix on low speed until well-mixed.
  2. Scoop the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap and use the plastic wrap to shape the cheese into a ball. Chill the cheeseball at least 3 hours.
  3. Mix the crumbled bacon and pecans together on a large plate. Unwrap the cheeseball and roll it in the bacon and pecans until it’s evenly covered.
  4. Place on a serving platter and serve with crackers or sliced bread.

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