Jalapeno Popper Bacon Cheese Ball with crackers.

Jalapeno Popper Bacon Cheese Ball

Jalapeno Popper Bacon Cheese Ball - super easy appetizer that takes only 20 minutes to make! Packed with cheese, spicy peppers and bacon - this is the ultimate cheese ball!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 245 kcal
Author Anna


  • 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons sliced pickled jalapenos chopped
  • 5 slices bacon cooked to crispy (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne, black pepper and salt.
  2. Add cheddar cheese and chopped jalapenos. Stir in well.
  3. Place a 8" square sheet of saran wrap on cutting board. Place the cream cheese mixture on the saran wrap. Gather the corners of the wrap piece and shape the cheese mixture into a ball.
  4. Place in the fridge for at least 10 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  5. In the meantime, book and chop bacon (see note), crush few crackers and chop the additional 2 tablespoons of jalapenos.
  6. Remove the cheese ball from wrap and place on top of the crushed toppings. Gently roll in the bacon, cracker and pepper pieces, to cover the surface completely.
  7. Place the cheese ball on a serving plate, arrange crackers around it.
  8. Serve.

Recipe Notes

To easily cook bacon: place bacon slices on aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until perfectly crispy.
Let cool for 5 minutes, transfer onto a paper towel lined plate. Drain. Place on cutting board, roughly chop.

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Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Popper Bacon Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.