Bacon Spinach Cheese Ball Recipe

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup onion, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large skillet cook the bacon until crisp. Set aside to cool and drain on paper towels. Chop when cool.
  2. Drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon grease from the skillet. Add the spinach and cook over medium heat until wilted and cooked through. Sprinkle the spinach with salt and set aside on a cutting board to cool. Chop finely when cooled.
  3. Add the onion to the skillet and cook until it's translucent and a tiny bit golden at the edges. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Place the cream cheese in a large bowl. Add cheese, onions, garlic, half of the chopped bacon, chopped spinach, and cayenne pepper and stir well.
  5. Roll the cream cheese mixture into a large ball and then roll in the remaining chopped bacon. Wrap tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Note: Serves 10.

Photo Credit: steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot


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