Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball shaped like a pine cone for the holidays
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Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball, Keto & Low Carb

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This Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball shaped like a pine cone is perfect for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. You’ll love this quick and easy recipe with just five ingredients!

Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball shaped like a pine cone for the holidays
Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball shaped like a pine cone for the holidays

Cheese Balls make such a nice (and easy!) appetizer. They are perfect for holidays, game days and dinner parties. What makes this one keto? Well. depending on the ingredients, most cheese balls should be low carb and keto friendly. For this, we’ll specifically use no sugar added bacon and avoid adding any jam or dried fruits like you might find in a traditional cheese ball.

KEY INGREDIENTS KETO BACON CHEDDAR CHEESE BALL

Cream Cheese

I use light cream cheese for this one but you could always use full fat. This is the yummy binder that holds our cheese ball together!

Bacon 🥓

Bacon adds such a smokey, rich note to the cheese ball. It’s the prefect partner for cheddar! This low carb Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball only has a few ingredients so go for quality! Look for bacon with no sugar added.

Cheddar

Cheddar has a great richness and creaminess – perfect for an appetizer like this. Cheddar is one of the main ingredients so quality really matters. Spring for some Kerrygold to make your keto cheese ball special!

Green Onions

Green Onions make our cheese ball a bit more zingy! They add some crunch, color and a hint of onion flavor, which is always great with bacon!

Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Ingredients
Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Ingredients

TECHNIQUE

This is very simple to make, just mix the ingredients together! Shape the cheese ball into an almond shape with your hands and cover with almonds. Very easy with a beautiful result!

Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball adding the almonds
Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball adding the almonds

EQUIPMENT

  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork

TROUBLESHOOTING

How do I get the almonds to cover the cheese ball?

Lay them down in a brick like pattern, where they stagger. The point of each additional row, starting from the bottom up, will fill in and cover almost all of the cheese below.

🍽 SERVING

These would be perfect to serve in many ways!

How to serve a Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball:

  • Perfect for a dinner party appetizer
  • Great for Christmas celebrations or other winter holidays
  • Amazing for game day!

What should I drink with a Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball?

How about some nice beer or bubbly? 🥂

STORING

Refrigerate any leftovers and enjoy in a couple of days.

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Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball shaped like a pine cone for the holidays
Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball shaped like a pine cone for the holidays
Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball shaped like a pine cone for the holidays

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball, Keto & Low Carb

Lindsay
This Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball shaped like a pine cone is perfect for Christmas and New Year's celebrations. You'll love this quick and easy recipe with just five ingredients!
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 169 kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • Fork

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces light cream cheese
  • 2 pieces bacon sugar free
  • 1/4 cup cheddar shredded
  • 2 stalks green onions
  • 3/4 cup almonds

Instructions
 

  • Bring cream cheese to room temperature
  • Fry bacon and chop into small pieces
    Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Ingredients
  • Combine cream cheese, bacon, cheddar and scallions.
    Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Shape into an almond or tear drop shape.
  • Starting from the bottom up, cover in rows of almonds. Offset to cover the cheese mix.
    Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball adding the almonds
  • Serve garnished with rosemary.
    Keto Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball shaped like a pine cone for the holidays

Notes

Nutrition information from Cronometer.  Please calculate using your ingredients for accuracy.
Keyword Christmas

14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Bacon, creamy cheese and almonds. These are three of my favorite things and you’ve put them together in a beautiful (and delicious) arrangement! Perfect for watching football or a more formal appetizer on Christmas!

  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    This is just perfect! Beautiful, easy, and delicious without blowing my diet. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    Lindsay, what a great recipe and fantastic photos to understand the process!

  5. 5 stars
    This sounds delicious! Will be adding this to my repertoire!

  6. 5 stars
    Love this delicious and pretty way to eat cheese

  7. 5 stars
    Great for the holidays!

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