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Sometimes I feel like I have more recipe ideas than I have time to share. I created this easy cheese ball recipe with cream cheese, bacon, and green onions back in December! And yet here we are, at the end of February, when I’m finally getting around to posting it. Where does the time go? Well, better late than never.
Can you believe that February is almost over? Spring is right around the corner. I feel like I’ve spent the winter hibernating a bit, and I am so ready for everything to warm up again. It’s too bad it’s cooled down since last week’s crazy warm weather. I’d been really enjoying this feeling of spring days in the middle of February! Well, it’s too late now – I can’t get spring out of my mind.
This easy cheese ball recipe is definitely going to be my go-to appetizer for upcoming spring gatherings. Actually, I’ll bet having something nice and cold like this will be awesome in the summertime too. You can make it in advance and it’s perfectly portable, which are both huge advantages in my book.
At the same time, an easy cheese ball recipe is the kind of appetizer you want to keep in the back of your mind year-round. It takes all of 10 minutes to prepare, making it equally handy during lazy summer days, the crazy holiday rush, and literally everything in between. This is why I decided it didn’t matter that I’m two months late in sharing it, when it was originally intended for the holidays.
This easy cheese ball recipe with cream cheese, bacon, and green onions doesn’t require any special ingredients. Even better, the ones you do need are not in any way seasonal, so they are always available. Besides, you only need five ingredients total. You might even have them all at home right now, and if you don’t, they’re easy to find. How much easier can it get?
Oh, and might I add, how awesome is each one of those five ingredients? Cream cheese! Cheddar! Bacon! Pecans! Green onions! So colorful, and so much deliciousness.
Another one of my favorite things about a cheese ball with cream cheese is that it looks super impressive. I love it when that’s the case with a recipe that’s actually incredibly simple behind the scenes. When I served it over the holidays, I listened to the ooh’s and aah’s while I giggled a little inside, thinking about how foolproof it was to prepare.
Since I made my low carb cheese ball for a crowd and had plenty of other dishes to make the same day, I served it with some store-bought sweet potato crackers. These are natural and gluten-free, but not strictly low carb. When I have more time on my hands, my favorite accompaniment to this easy cheese ball recipe is some homemade 3-ingredient paleo crackers, which are also low carb. Have you tried them yet?
Easy Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese, Bacon & Green Onion (Low Carb, Gluten-free):
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