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Bacon, Avocado, and Salsa Cheese Ball Recipe

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Oh, my goodness, you guys!  The holidays are creeping up on us!  Are you ready?  I’m not quite, but I am getting there.  The holidays mean having company and company means that we must make amazing recipes to share, right?  Of course it does! In the spirit of yummy food, I created this bacon, avocado, and salsa cheese ball recipe that I know you are going to love!

 

This recipe is quick and easy to throw together and it has some of my favorite flavors all wrapped up in one delicious cheese ball.  Pair it with some crackers and you’ve got a great appetizer (I may or may not have had it for lunch the day I made it and breakfast the morning after.  It’s THAT good!).

 

 

 

Bacon, Avocado, and Salsa Cheese Ball Recipe

 

 

 

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Bacon, Avocado, and Salsa Cheese Ball Ingredients

 

2 pkg cream cheese,  softened
10 slices of bacon,  cooked and broken into bits (smoked bacon is AWESOME!)
1 avocado, mashed
1/4 c chunky salsa,  drain excess liquid first
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp dried cilantro
1/4 c crushed pecans
 
 
 
 

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 How to Make a Bacon, Avocado, and Salsa Cheese Ball

 

 

First, in a large bowl mix two softened blocks of cream cheese together until creamy.

 
 
 
 
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Fold in the bacon pieces.
 
 
 
 
 
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Cut the avocado open and remove the pit.  Scoop the avocado into a separate bowl.  Mash the avocado with a potato masher.  I mash it with a potato masher rather than using a hand mixer because I like it to have a little texture.
 
 
 
 
 
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As soon as I mash the avocados I add the salsa to the avocado.  Since the tomatoes in salsa are acidic it will keep the avocado from getting brown.
 
 
 
 
 
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Mix the avocado, salsa mixture into the cream cheese mixture by hand.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Your tasty ball of yumminess is almost done!  Form it into a ball on whatever serving dish you want to use.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Press the pecan pieces into the outside of the ball.  Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours, then add some crackers and  you’ve got yourself a yummy appetizer!
 
 
 
 
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 Here’s a little vid of the process.  My tripod broke (*egads*), so my husband was my videographer.   Sorry if it is a little wiggly!
 

 

 

 

 

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Last, but not list, if you want to try this recipe yourself, here’s a handy little printable of the recipe I made just for you!

cheese ball recipe

Bacon, Avocado, and Salsa Cheese Ball Recipe

Yield: 1 large cheese ball
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

The holidays mean having company and company means that we must make amazing recipes to share, right?  Of course it does! In the spirit of yummy food, I created this bacon, avocado, and salsa cheese ball recipe that I know you are going to love! This recipe is quick and easy to throw together and it has some of my favorite flavors all wrapped up in one delicious cheese ball.  Pair it with some crackers and you've got a great appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg cream cheese,  softened
  • 10 slices of bacon,  broken into bits (smoked bacon is AWESOME!)
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1/4 c chunky salsa,  drain excess liquid first
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/4 c crushed pecans

Instructions

  1. First, in a large bowl mix two softened blocks of cream cheese together until creamy.
  2. Now fold in the bacon pieces.
  3. Cut the avocado open and remove the pit. Scoop the avocado into a separate bowl. Mash the avocado with a potato masher. 
  4. As soon as I mash the avocados I add the salsa to the avocado. Since the tomatoes in salsa are acidic it will keep the avocado from getting brown .
  5. Fold the avocado and salsa into the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Form the mixture into a ball on whatever serving dish you want to use.
  7. Press the pecan pieces into the outside of the ball. 
  8. Cover with saran wrap and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.
  9. Add some crackers to the serving dish and you've got yourself a yummy appetizer!

Notes

If you are in a hurry, buying pre-cooked bacon works great!

Tastes best if chilled at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 863Total Fat 77gSaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 38mgSodium 1969mgCarbohydrates 26gSugar 6gProtein 24g

Want to see more yummy cheese ball recipes?  Check these out!

 
 See you next time!
 
Deb
 
 
 
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Lindsay

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Is it possible to leave out the pecans, or is there a different nut you would recommend?

Debra

Monday 6th of September 2021

Hi Lindsay, I would think sliced almonds would make a tasty substitute! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Deb

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