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Cheese Ball with Everything

Made with three types of cheese and a little bit of "everything" else, this homemade cheese ball recipe is a party guest favorite. The recipe makes two cheese balls, so you can serve one and share one.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 144 kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups grated Swiss cheese
  • Few dashes of hot sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • ¼ cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 10 slices of bacon crumbled
  • ½ cup pecan pieces
  • 2-3 Tablespoons parsley flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds


  1. Mix cream cheese, shredded cheeses, sour cream, hot sauce, relish, onion and half the bacon together.
  2. Using wax paper, roll into two balls and refrigerate, covered, until firm.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator and coat in a mixture of remaining bacon crumbles, pecans, parsley and poppy seeds.
  4. Refrigerate several hours.
  5. Serve at room temperature with crackers.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes two cheese balls.

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Ball with Everything
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.