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    4 hrs 15 mins

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    Tweeky's Note:

    This savory variation belongs in every serious cook's repertoire. Serve these to a crowd you want to impress! Caution..This makes alot, the two small balls are as big as baseballs! I have been making these for years from a recipe I clipped from a magazine and they are always a hit. Cook time is chill time.

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    Serves: 20



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    1. 1
      Let swiss and cheddar cheeses come to room temperature.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl beat together cream cheese and sour cream till fluffy.
    3. 3
      Beat in swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, undrained pimiento, pickle relish, half of the bacon, 1/4 cup of the pecans, salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Cover and chill till firm.
    5. 5
      Shape into 1 large or 2 small balls on wax paper.
    6. 6
      In a small bowl combine remaining bacon, pecans, parsley, and poppy seeds.
    7. 7
      Turn mixture out onto clean clean sheet of waxed paper.
    8. 8
      Roll cheese balls in seed mixture to coat.
    9. 9
      Wrap and chill.
    10. 10
      Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.
    11. 11
      Serve with crackers.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 14, 2007


      I LOVE this recipe so much! I alter it everytime I make it now, depending on what is on hand. I have never used the poppy seeds or the pickle relish. I have also decided I like it better as a dip/spread rather than a ball. The ball is honestly a pain to make and the dip looks very nice! I just spread into an oblong casserole dish and sprinkle the topping on, it looks very nice! I wish I would remember to take a photo of all my things, I remember sometimes but not nearly often enough. I will next time, promise!! Also thinking next time I may try toasting the pecans and making without bacon so that my husband can eat it (he is a vegetarian) Although the bacon REALLY adds so much, I think it might be a big loss to make without, maybe I can just make him his own dish and make a bigger one for everyone else! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!!! Oh, and one more thing, this is also good using tortilla chips to eat as well!

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    • on December 28, 2010


      This cheeseball is absolutely delicious and easy to prepare. It holds well in the refrigerator and it was large enough that I was able to divide it in half for two seperate occasions. I applied the outer coating of nuts, bacon and parsley about an hour before serving so that the parsley would be fresh. I found the flavor of the cheeseball to be better after it had been out of the refrigerator for a while and had softened a bit. Outstanding! Everyone loved it! Thanks!

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    • on December 31, 2009


      I have eaten many cheese ball recipes.....and I've made many cheese balls.......YOURS is AWESOME...The prep time is fast....The taste is simply the BEST of many cheese balls combined....This is a MUST make for holidays or any time....It is a TEN STAR all the way....Thank You for the picture and the recipe....Yes the relish does go with it....don't leave it out....

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheese Ball With Everything

    Serving Size: 1 (55 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 180.5
    Calories from Fat 141
    Total Fat 15.7 g
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    Cholesterol 40.0 mg
    Sodium 192.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 7.4 g

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