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Bacon, Cheddar, and Swiss Cheese Ball Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Donna Sralla

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup crumbled cooked bacon (about 12 strips), divided
1/2 chopped pecans, toasted and divided
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 jar (2 oz) diced pimientos, drained
2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tbsp poppy seeds
Assorted crackers

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Stir in shredded cheeses, 1/2 cup bacon, 1/4 cup pecans, onion, pimientos, pickle relish, salt and pepper. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

In a small bowl, mix parsley, poppy seeds and remaining bacon and pecans Spread half of parsley mixture on a large piece of plastic. Shape half of the cheese mixture into a ball; roll in parsley mixture to coat evenly. Wrap in plastic. Repeat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I made this with Mozzarella cheese instead of Swiss because I didn't have it on hand. It was good!

 

 

 

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