Goat Cheese Bacon Balls

Goat Cheese Bacon Balls recipe
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So, I hear there’s a big game coming up? Something about a ball? That gets kicked? Or maybe thrown? Who can say really?

I just know that this is the time of year when people expect lots of appetizer and snack-y recipes.

I got ya covered. These Goat Cheese Bacon Balls are, admittedly, a little bit fancy for a football game, but they are fun. Also, they’re kind of tasty. I mean, it’s cheese covered in bacon. Yes, please. Pass the bacon covered cheese and back away slowly. Mama’s hungry.

Just be sure to roll these little balls very small. It’s easy to go from perfect little appetizer to big, rich, I think I’m going to barf hunks of cheese. Serve the too-big-barfy ones with crackers and you’ll be fine. True story.

Goat Cheese Bacon Balls recipe

Goat Cheese Bacon Balls recipe

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Goat Cheese Bacon Balls

Ingredients:

6 slices bacon
4 ounces goat cheese
4 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons chopped thyme or basil, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup pecanns

Directions:

Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Pat the slices to remove excess grease.
While the bacon is cooking, whiz the goat cheese, cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of herbs, and black pepper in the food processor. Whiz until creamy and well-mixed, then form small balls, about the size of the tip of your thumb.
Place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Put in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm up a little more.
Clean out the food processor. Crumble in the cooled bacon, the remaining tablespoon of herbs, and the pecans. Whiz until very fine and crumbly; it should be as fine as your food processor will make it.
Take the cheese balls out of the freezer and roll them in the bacon mixture, pressing it in with your fingers if it doesn't immediately stick.
Place the balls in a container on their sides and refrigerate until serving. Serve on toothpicks or with crackers.

lightly adapted from The Kitchn

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37 Responses to “Goat Cheese Bacon Balls”

  1. Renee February 1, 2012 @ 2:21 pm (#
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    You had me at bacon covered cheese ;)

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  2. Debbie February 1, 2012 @ 2:30 pm (#
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    OMG, I’m sitting here giggling more than a normal person should at the fact that you used the word “barf.” These look totally yummy. I wonder if I could get these past my “you didn’t put any weird ingredients in here, did you?” husband.

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  3. Erin February 1, 2012 @ 3:12 pm (#
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    I’ve made these before and LOVE it with green apple.

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  4. Alanna February 1, 2012 @ 3:27 pm (#
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    Pig and goat are friends.
    And now they will be friends in my belly.
    So delicious!

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  5. Jessica February 1, 2012 @ 3:33 pm (#
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    Oh yaaa baby!

    …no other words come to mind. :)

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  6. Joanne February 1, 2012 @ 7:48 pm (#
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    Only you could somehow fit “barfy” into a post…and still make me want to eat it.

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  7. Megan @Country Cleaver February 2, 2012 @ 8:58 am (#
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    And I was so worried that my log of chevre was going to go to waste! – NOT any more!!! Hello Super Bowl noms!!

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  8. Amanda Mac February 2, 2012 @ 12:08 pm (#
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    This looks delicious… except I can’t stand goat cheese. So I’m thinking a bacon & bleu matchup. Mmmmmm….

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  9. Jany@SuperCuteCookies February 2, 2012 @ 12:59 pm (#
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    Can I just say wow! This looks amazing.

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  10. Deborah February 3, 2012 @ 9:31 am (#
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    Oh, how I wish I liked goat cheese, because these do look delicious!!

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  11. Marie @ Chocolate and Wine February 4, 2012 @ 7:49 am (#
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    Ok, this is just mean. Bacon AND goat cheese? Two of the best things in the whole world? Together? I’d literally eat them all!

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

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  12. jules February 5, 2012 @ 12:07 pm (#
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    awesome idea……and always love your posts

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  13. Karly February 5, 2012 @ 12:58 pm (#
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    Testing…

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    • Karly replied: — February 5th, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

      Testing again…

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  14. these balls look great Karly!

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  15. Jasmine Ford February 5, 2012 @ 1:11 pm (#
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    Oh wow, these look super yummy! Off to pin them!

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  16. Sofia Arcangelo February 5, 2012 @ 1:14 pm (#
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    I loved theses balls. They look so yummy!! :)

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  17. Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes February 8, 2012 @ 5:09 pm (#
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    These little morsels sound and look delicious. How could they not be, considering that they contain two of my favorite things- goat cheese and bacon. If you would be interested, link these to my “Your Cozy Home Party” going on until Thursday night at 10 pm EST. I’m sure these would be a hit.——– Shannon

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  18. Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) February 9, 2012 @ 3:40 pm (#
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    I LOVE goat cheese! Usually I have it in my salads, but who knew it would be delicious wrapped in BACON! Great idea!

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  19. Judy April 28, 2012 @ 1:10 pm (#
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    Love goats cheese and bacon but I am annoyed that there is no nutritional information!

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    • Karly replied: — April 28th, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

      @Judy,

      Feel free to add the ingredients to a nutrition calculator.

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  20. Meredith April 29, 2012 @ 9:17 am (#
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    Any ideas for what you could sub out goat cheese with to be more cost effective?

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    • Karly replied: — April 29th, 2012 @ 10:18 am

      @Meredith,

      Nit sure how goat and cream cheese compare price wise, But that would be a good sub. :)

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      • Meredith replied: — April 29th, 2012 @ 11:19 am

        @Karly, That’s what I was thinking. Huge price difference. Thanks!

  21. Karen May 1, 2012 @ 4:33 pm (#
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    Can you post nutritional information?

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    • Karly replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

      @Karen,

      Nope. I just don’t have the time to add it to every recipe. You’re more than welcome to enter the information into a nutrition calculator yourself, though.

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  22. Amanda August 11, 2014 @ 10:41 pm (#
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    Hi! I am wanting to make these for a Wedding Shower this weekend and was just wondering approximately how many small balls this recipe will make? I know it depends on what size I make them and I may have missed it somewhere;) but I just want to make sure I buy enough ingredients and not have to jet back out to the store at the last minute! HaHa!! Thank you so much!!:)

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    • Karly replied: — August 12th, 2014 @ 10:14 am

      @Amanda,

      This should make around 15 balls or so, depending on how small you make them. :)

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      • Amanda replied: — August 14th, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

        GREAT!! I bought enough ingredients today for 4 batches!! I can’t wait to make them, and “taste test” them myself, of course!! HaHa!!;) Thank you for your help!!:):):)

  23. Leslie August 28, 2014 @ 3:23 pm (#
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    I am lactose but I’d totally risk the headache and what not for these. Haha, they look so good! I found your blog on Pinterest & I’m a new follower. Happy Thursday!

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