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Bacon and Olive Cheese Ball on a plate with crackers.
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Bacon and Olive Cheese Ball Recipe

Bacon and Olives Cheese Ball – Great appetizer for your New Year’s Eve or Super Bowl party!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Anna


  • 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 c green pimento stuffed olives sliced
  • 2 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c mixed nuts chopped


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese and cheddar cheese.
  • Add olives, bacon, pepper and salt and mix well.
  • Place on a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil and wrap tightly, forming a ball.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to overnight.
  • Roll the cheese ball in chopped nuts.
  • Serve on a platter with crackers.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.


The total time does not include the chilling time. Chill the ball for at least 1 hour to overnight. Crunchy Creamy Sweet original recipe.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 52mg | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.2mg