Bacon Horseradish Cheese Ball

You are probably checking your email and wondering if you are on the right blog this morning.

Stacey is making a cheese ball? She must've have been kidnapped by Paula Deen.

Not the case.

I can be cheesy too and use a block of cream cheese in a recipe once every few years.
Don't knock it, this was so good. I dare you not to like this.

This is perfect on your holiday table even if you don't live in Texas.

We LOVED this.

Bacon Horseradish Cheese Ball: (I dare you).

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp chopped scallion
1 tsp of prepared horseradish
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled, divided
salt to taste
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, horseradish, cilantro, scallion, and half of the crumbled cooked bacon with a rubber spatula. Taste and adjust seasonings and add salt if needed.

Place the toasted almond slices and remaining bacon on a plate and mix together to combine.

Roll the cheese mixture into a ball (this is a bit of a messy job), then place on the plate and roll in the bacon and nut mixture until covered in goodness.

Chill covered for at least an hour before serving.

Can be made one day ahead.

Notice, at least I didn't serve it with Ritz crackers!

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Texas Tina said…
You're getting "cheesey" on us! Stewed green beans and a cheese ball??????

I love it!
Marie said…
You read my mind. I was reading Cheese b...

What?? Who?!

I remember cheese balls! I think I made one in the actual 80's (Creak).

And I even know who Paula Deen is. We don't really watch TV but my vet's giant flatscreen in the waiting room one day revealed all. Couldn't believe my eyes, or ears.

Rock on with your cheese ball.
Ciao Chow Linda said…
I can believe it Stacey. If it's good, it's good, and this looks delicious- and beautiful on your cheese board.
Meghan said…
Just crossed something off my app list for a holiday party on Friday and subbed this in. Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!!
Janice said…
Cheese balls are like Bon Jovi tunes on the jukebox: they sneer but then everybody is lovin' it when it comes out! You go, girl!
tasteofbeirut said…
I was getting ready to make a cheese ball (Persian) and saw yours, my, it sounds so delicious!!! will make it next, once i get a hold of some bacon!
Anonymous said…
Making Amy Sedaris' 'Lil' Smoky Cheese Ball' recently was the most fun I've had in years. Yes, that's pathetic. But making the cheese ball was a blast! Take a look at her book I LIKE YOU: HOSPITALITY UNDER THE INFLUENCE, so much fun.
Anonymous said…
My mother will love this!
Thanks and happy holidays,
Dennee, L.A.
Oui Chef said…
Ha...Ha....Paula crack me up. With bacon and cheese, what's not to like?