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Bacon Topped Cheese Ball Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melissa Williams

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 tbsp. grated onion
3 tbsp. sweet pickle relish, or any kind of relish
1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
6 slices bacon, cooked and finely crumbled
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, I use dried parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted, vary the kind of nuts, pecans or walnuts

Directions:
Directions:
Combine cream cheese and sour cream in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Add shredded cheeses, onion, pickle relish, and seasonings; beat at low speed until well blended. Cover and chill thoroughly.
Combine bacon, parsley, and chopped almonds; stir well. Shape chilled cheese mixture into ball (I make 2 balls); roll in bacon mixture, pressing bacon mixture into cheese ball with hands. Wrap cheese ball tightly in wax paper, and chill until ready to serve.
Notes: I used block cheeses and grated the cheese. I would recommend Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp Cheese (red package). I used a squash relish that I had and only put 2 T. You can use dried parsley instead of fresh. I added pecans with the almonds.

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

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