Learn how to make the best pine cone cheese ball recipe with bacon and fresh herbs in this easy appetizer recipe.
People are always stunned with how beautiful this cheese ball is – it can be a centerpiece on its own because it always sparks conversation!
It’s easier to make than it looks and it’s super tasty too. Even the kids enjoy dipping crackers into this festive appetizer.
Bacon & Herb Pine Cone Cheese Ball Recipe
- 8 ounces cream cheese - room temperature
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese - grated
- 4 slices uncured bacon - cooked and chopped
- 2 tablespoons green onions - finely chopped, plus more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon garlic - minced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 box gluten free crackers
- Cutting Board
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Plastic Wrap
- Serving platter
- Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, green onions, minced garlic, Italian Seasoning and sea salt to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Using a fork, mix until all of the ingredients are well combined.
- Shape the mixture into a teardrop shape using your hands, then place on a plate or serving platter.
- Carefully press the almonds into the cheeseball with the points of the almonds going the same direction as the point of the cheeseball.
- Arrange crackers on the plate and sprinkle chopped green onions on the plate for garnish.