Do you have a special go-to recipe you serve during holiday gatherings?
Do you love to entertain during the holidays? Me, too! It’s so fun to gather together friends and family for a fun celebration. This year, I’m creating a quick & easy Bacon Pecan Herb Cheese Ball Recipe to share during holidays. Your guests will be “wowed” by the taste and you’ll be amazed how simple it is to whip together this gourmet treat.
Whether I host big or small holiday parties, there’s are a few things I consistently do – add a homemade touch and try to keep the prep simple! Cheese and crackers are always a big hit but if you are looking to add a truly special touch to your cheese tray or buffet table, a festive cheese ball really does the trick! This easy recipe I developed is a spin on a spring garden version that I love to make.
This recipe makes your prep time easy. Delight your guests with plenty of flavor and ingredients without breaking your holiday budget. You can make this gourmet cheese ball for under $10 by shopping at your local grocer. If you make two (you’ll only need purchase an extra cream cheese to do so,) you can stretch your money even further and make two for under 12 dollars!
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, finely shredded
1/2 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup Real Bacon Bits
1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, chopped fine
1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley, chopped fine
In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, bacon bits, rosemary and parsley.
Stir ingredients until fully combined and smooth.
Gently shape cheese mixture into a ball shape.
Gently roll cheese ball in chopped pecans to fully coat.
Wrap cheese ball in wax paper, refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Serve with crackers.