Thursday, January 20, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap

Football season is the only time I wish I had cable. I've got boys who would love to see the games leading up to the Superbowl. So what do we do? Watch it with friends or family. Which means a day of food and football. Here is a great recipe to take on game day and nibble on as you watch.

The Everything Cheese Ball
  • 2 cups shredded swiss
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (2 ounce) jar pimiento
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 10 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup snipped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed
  • crackers to serve with
Let swiss and cheddar cheeses come to room temperature. In a large bowl beat together cream cheese and sour cream till fluffy. Beat in swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, undrained pimiento, pickle relish, half of the bacon, 1/4 cup of the pecans, salt and pepper. Cover and chill till firm. Shape into 1 large or 2 small balls on wax paper. In a small bowl combine remaining bacon, pecans, parsley, and poppy seeds. Turn mixture out onto clean clean sheet of waxed paper. Roll cheese balls in seed mixture to coat. Wrap and chill. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature before serving. Serve with crackers.

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21st Century Housewife© said...

Oh Gayle, that cheese ball looks and sounds amazing - what a great recipe! Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love these cheeseballs! Way too addicting, thanks!

Amanda said...

OH man! That sounds fabulous!

Ms Bibi said...

That looks so delicious. I bought some cheese balls for Christmas and my teenager loved them. Now I can make my own.
I found your recipe swap link on Debbie Does Dinner and decided to link up.


Anonymous said...

This is a super recipe. I'm your newest follower.