Cheddar Horseradish Cheese Ball, a home made holiday or party appetizer from Bakeaholic Mama on

bacon horseradish cheese ball

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Bacon horseradish and cheddar come together in a twist on the classic holiday cheese ball. Crusted in pecans and flavored with smoky bacon it is a sure crowd-pleaser. Recipe courtesy of Carrie of Bakeaholic Mama



  • 1 8 oz package of Cabot Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 tbs prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp honey mustard
  • 2 slices applewood smoked bacon
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans


  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, using your paddle attachment, mix cream cheese, cheddar, blue cheese, diced onion, horseradish, and mustard together until combined.
  2. Cover cheese mixture with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to meld.
  3. Once the cheese has chilled overnight, remove from refrigerator and using your hands roll into a ball.
  4. Place cooked crispy bacon in a food processor with the pecans, and pulse until they are finely chopped.
  5. Pour nuts and bacon on a plate, and roll the cheese ball in the mixture until evenly coated.
  6. Serve with your favorite crackers, bread or vegetable sticks.


  • Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
  • Calories: 163
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 6 g

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