Jalapeno Cheeseball
Appetizer, Favorite

Awesome Jalapeno Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese and Bacon

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Jalapeno Cheese Ball

Today we are going to talk about one of my favorite appetizers. A different variation of the Jalapeno Cheese Ball.

This is one of the best tasting cheese ball’s that I have tried. So stay with me and you will be able to make this in about 35 minutes.

The Blends

This Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Ball is a velvety, delicate cream cheddar and Monterey Jack ball blended in with a little flavor from jalapeños and sour cream, rolled in crunchy bacon, jalapenos, and more cheese for added flavor. This is the ideal hors d’oeuvre for any occasion!

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This is another rendition of the Jalapeno Cheeseball that I previously posted. This one has the added Monterey Jack cheese which is a perfect compliment to the cheddar cheese.

I always have loved things that are spicy, so when I find a recipe with jalapeños, I have to give it a try.  The cream cheese helps tone down the jalapeños and gives it just enough of a kick to give it amazing flavor.

Jalapeno Cheese Ball

This Jalapeño Bacon Cheese Ball was hands down one of the best cheese balls I have ever had!

All the things that I love about a dip were packed inside and out of this cheeseball. Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, and jalapeños, all came together to make this a delicious cheese ball that you will not be able to get enough of.

You will be the talk of the party when you bring this Jalapeno cheese ball.

Did you know that there are benefits to eating Jalapeno? Check out these 7 Benefits of Jalapeno by Erica Julson.

What is your favorite part of this recipe? Is this something you would like to take to a party, or even have around during those holiday gatherings?

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Awesome Jalapeno Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese and Bacon

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Recipe by Don Carroll Course: Appetizer, FavoriteCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This is a fantastic Jalapeno Cheese ball that will surely be the highlight of any gathering. With just the perfect amount of cheese, the crisp bacon, and the jalapenos. Perfect for any event.


  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened

  • 1/3 c. Mayonnaise

  • 1/3 c. Sour Cream

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 10 slices Bacon, cooked, chopped, set 2 pieces aside

  • 1 1/2 c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese, set 1/2 c. aside

  • 1 1/2 c. Monterey Jack Cheese, set 1/2 c. aside

  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper

  • 2 Jalapenos, set 1/8 aside


  • In large bowl, stir together cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, cooked bacon, jalapenos, 1 cup cheddar cheese, 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, season with salt and pepper.
  • Place remaining cheese, bacon, and jalapeno in a zip lock bag and store in refrigerator.
  • Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and spoon the cheese into the center of it creating a ball.
  • Bring up the sides of the plastic to cover the ball, and help form it.
  • Refrigerate overnight, removing about 20 minutes from serving.
  • Place remaining ingredients on a plate or tray, unwrap cheeseball, and roll in the toppings.

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Nutrition Facts

24 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories151
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12.9g 20%
    • Saturated Fat 6.6g 33%
  • Cholesterol 35mg 12%
  • Sodium 318mg 14%
  • Potassium 77mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 1.6g 1%
    • Sugars .4g
  • Protein 7.3g 15%

  • Vitamin D 4%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  1. I don’t see how much jalapeño to add. Did I miss something?

  2. Isn’t this a recipe for cheese dip? Have never seen a cheese ball get baked until bubbly…..

    • I do apologize. Somehow 2 recipes got merged while working on transferring to our new recipe cards. I have updated the directions. Yes it is a cheeseball, so you are correct, we don’t need to cook it.

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