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Jalapeño-Popper Cheese Ball

Jalapeño-Popper Cheese Ball
Total Time:
1 hour
Active Time:
10 minutes


1 (2.1-oz) package fully cooked bacon slices
16 oz cream cheese
4 oz bar white pasteurized cheese product
1/2 cup diced jalapeños
1 1/2 cups french-fried onions (regular or caramelized), finely crushed
Crusty bread, crackers, or chips (optional for dipping)


  1. Microwave bacon following package instructions until very crispy. Cut cheeses into small cubes; place in large microwave-safe bowl. Add jalapeños and cover; microwave on HIGH for 1–2 minutes, stirring once halfway through, or until melted and smooth. Chop bacon finely; stir into cheese mixture. Chill 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Crush onions and place on a plate. Roll cheese into a ball, then roll in onions until well coated. Place on serving platter. Serve with toasted bread, crackers, or chips for dipping.

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Nutritional Information

CALORIES (per 1/12 recipe) 220kcal; FAT 19.00g; SAT FAT 10.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 55mg; SODIUM 470mg; CARB 6g; FIBER 0.00g; SUGARS 2g; PROTEIN 5g; CALC 10%; VIT A 10%; VIT C 0%; IRON 2%

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