Keto cheddar cheese and bacon balls

These cheese and bacon balls aren’t just fantastic, they’re ketotastic! They’re loaded with smoky bacon and sharp cheddar cheese. Can you imagine the look on your guests faces when you put these on the holiday table? Oh, yes. You want these.
These cheese and bacon balls aren’t just fantastic, they’re ketotastic! They’re loaded with smoky bacon and sharp cheddar cheese. Can you imagine the look on your guests faces when you put these on the holiday table? Oh, yes. You want these.
USMetric
8 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 513 oz. 150 g bacon
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon butter
  • 513 oz. 150 g cream cheese
  • 513 oz. 150 g cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon pepper (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon chili flakes (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Fry the bacon in butter until golden brown. Remove from the pan, and let cool completely on paper towels.
  2. Crumble or chop the bacon into small pieces and place in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In a bigger bowl, mix the grease left over from frying the bacon with all the remaining ingredients by hand, or with an electric handmixer.
  4. Place the big bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
  5. Make 24 walnut-sized balls, using two spoons. Roll them in the crumbled bacon and serve.

Tip!

You can use any kind of grated flavorful cheese you prefer. If you don’t eat bacon, you can roll the cheese balls in chopped herbs, grated parmesan cheese or chopped nuts. Let your imagination run wild!

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9 Comments

  1. Hans
    Love the US/metric switch button for the ingredients.
    Your photos always look fantastic.
  2. Ron
    How long do you think these could keep in a plastic container?
    By the way, I check in with this site (as a member) every few days. Keep up the good work.
  3. Matt
    Bacon and cheese, what's not to like?

    Add ground beef and you've got cheeseburger balls.

  4. Liz
    Are you frying in the T of butter and adding the oz of butter to the bowl?
  5. Terese
    Putting butter into the balls is overkill. The consistency and taste isn't as good as leaving the butter out . Mix the bacon into the ball and add a little horseradish to taste. Roll them in chopped nuts.
  6. Vittorio Vaselli
    How the cheddar should be? Melted? Shredded?
    Reply: #7
  7. Mara C.
    I found shredded worked well.
  8. Annie
    After reading this recipe I used a cream cheese and grated Cheddar mix to stuff mini peppers, celery sticks and cucumber sticks. Then I gently pressed the tops into the chopped up fried bacon to get them nicely covered. They went down a treat. :)
  9. Delaney
    I made this as dinner tonight. We were SUPER looking forward to it, but my husband said, "It's not my favorite." The flavor was awesome but the texture was just TOO much fat. It was overkill, and we've been LCHF for over a year, so we are used to the changes in food.

    Part of the issue was, I think, adding butter to the bacon. Bacon has enough fat on its own for frying. Also, bacon grease amounts can vary greatly depending on what you buy. An arbitrary "dump it all in" doesn't work. I would say reserve a certain amount--maybe 1-2 Tbsp--to add into the remaining mixture and not the rest.

    Good recipe but I think it's too greasy/fatty feeling on the tongue. Maybe with some tweaking it'll be superb.

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