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Cheddar Bacon Jalapeno Cheeseball

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Bold and flavorful cheddar bacon jalapeño cheeseball is the perfect balance of savory and heat in one easy, make ahead appetizer.


  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (light or fat free are okay), at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup bacon bits
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed French’s Crispy Jalapeños
  • crackers, for serving
  • Instructions

  • Combine cheddar cheese, cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and garlic powder in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Lay a 12 by 12 inch piece of plastic wrap out on a clean, flat surface. Transfer cheese mixture to the center of the plastic wrap. Wrap plastic wrap around the cheese mixture and use your hands to shape into a ball (you can do this on the counter or a plate so that one side of the ball is flat).
  • Unwrap cheeseball. Place crushed crispy jalapeños on a place. Roll cheeseball in the jalapeno pieces so that the outside is covered. (The flat side does not need to be covered).
  • Place cheeseball on a plate and serve with crackers OR cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve (can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in fridge).
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