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Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseball

Jalapeño Bacon Cheese Ball

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American


A perfect gameday or holiday appetizer! Simple to make, fancy to serve, delicious to eat and serves a crowd!


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 jalapeños, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped and divided
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, chopped and divided
  • 1/4 C green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 C pecans, chopped


  1. Set 2 packages of cream cheese out to soften. Meanwhile, dice up 3 jalapeños (remove seeds and ribs), 8 slices of cooked bacon, and 1/4 C green onions.
  2. Once the cream cheese has softened, add in half of the jalapeños and bacon, all of the green onions, 1 C shredded cheddar cheese, 1 tsp seasoning salt, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 tsp cumin. Mix together.
  3. On a large plate or cutting board, combine pecans and the remaining bacon and jalapeños.
  4. Shape the cream cheese mixture into a large ball then roll it around on the plate of toppings until completely covered.
  5. Wrap the ball in saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with crackers or pretzels.
  6. Enjoy!


Refrigerated leftovers will be good for 3 days before it starts to harden and get weird. 🙂

Keywords: jalapeño bacon cheeseball, Holiday appetizer, make-ahead party food, no cook dinner party recipe, kid-friendly

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