As much as I love cheese, I am typically not a huge fan of a cheese ball. However, since “everything tastes better with bacon, ” I thought I’d try this Bacon Cheese Ball to see if I could learn to love it. Yep! Everything really does taste better with bacon…plus it just looks so pretty!!
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 10 min; Chill Time – 30 minutes
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c. sour cream
16 cooked bacon slices, finely chopped, divided in half
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 c. chopped chives
Thick Cut Potato Chips for serving
Preparing Bacon Cheese Ball:
In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, half of the bacon crumbles, and Dijon mustard. (This is one of those times when the best tools to mix the ingredients together are your hands).
Form into a large ball and place on a dish. Put in the refrigerator to chill. Before serving, roll the ball in the rest of the bacon crumbles and chives and serve with potato chips.
You can add in whatever types of ingredients you would normally enjoy on a baked potato! Be creative!