Bacon-Bleu Cheese Ball

A zesty bleu-cheese, bacon, and onion cheese ball. Best served with multi-grain crackers. The recipe I reworked for this cheese ball called for 1 pound of bacon fried, drained, and crumbled. I didn’t have time for all that, so used the bacon bits and found them at least as good and less mess. Make sure your cream cheese is really soft, or else it is a little hard to mix well. Bon Appetit!

Original recipe makes 20 servings


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (3 ounce) package bacon bits (such as Oscar Mayer®)
3 ounces crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup blue cheese salad dressing, or to taste
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup dried parsley, or as needed

  • PREP

    10 mins


    3 hrs 10 mins


  1. Stir cream cheese, bacon bits, blue cheese, salad dressing, green onions, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Form mixture into 2 balls, cover each with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled and firm, 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove cheese balls from plastic wrap and roll in parsley.


Calories: 125 kcal
Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
Cholesterol: 31 mg
Fat: 11.6 g
Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 4.6 g
Sodium: 293 mg