Mini Cheese Balls Recipe - Food Fanatic

Mini Cheese Balls Recipe

    30 Servings


  • 8 ounces 1/3 Less Fat Onion and Chive Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 2 slices Thick Sliced Bacon, Cooked crisp and diced
  • 2/3 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme, Minced
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste
  • 1/3 cup Garnish of Your Choice, (Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, finely chopped walnuts, finely chopped herbs)
  • Crackers for Serving


  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together cream cheese, bacon, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, thyme, salt and pepper. Chill mixture for about 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Use a melon baller to scoop cheese mixture into small balls and roll until nice rounded.
  3. Spread garnish of your choice in a shallow dish and roll mini cheese balls in garnish to coat.
  4. Chill cheese balls until ready to serve.
  5. Serve with crackers and other small snacks. 


  • Mini cheese balls can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and stored, covered, in the fridge until ready to serve.

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