Make-Ahead Mini Cheese-Bacon Balls

READY IN: 24hrs
SERVES: 40-50


  • 1
    (250 g) container philadelphia cream cheese spread (use herb and garlic flavour)
  • 1
    (400 g) package shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 14
    cup finely crumbled cooked bacon
  • 2
    tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
  • 1
    pinch italian seasoning
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • 34
    cup finely ground walnuts


  • In a bowl mix together the cream cheese with mozzarella cheese until well blended.
  • Add in the crumbled bacon, green onion and pinch Italian seasoning; mix to combine.
  • Add in hot sauce to taste (if using).
  • Shape the mixture into 40-50 balls (using about 2-3 teaspoons filling).
  • Roll into the ground walnuts.
  • Place on a plate/s.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 24 hours or freeze up to 2 weeks (defrost overnight in refrigerator before serving).
  • Serve on a platter with a long coloured toothpick in the center of each ball.