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Smoked Bacon Cheese Ball

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Bacon Cheese Ball

Prep Time

5

Minutes

Cook Time

40

Minutes

Serves

8 - 12

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What's this?

Our two favorite food groups: bacon and cheese. Get the party started off right with this savory appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1/4 Cup sour cream

  • 1/2 Pound Bacon, sliced

  • 4 Tablespoon green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 To Taste salt

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set grill temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Place the cream cheese and sour cream in a medium baking dish and transfer to the grill.
  • 3

    Smoke for 20 minutes or until desired level of smoke is reached.
  • 4

    Remove from heat and increase the grill temperature to 350℉.
  • 5

    When the grill is hot, place bacon slices directly on the grill grate for 15-20 minutes until bacon is crispy and fat is rendered.
  • 6

    Remove from heat and let stand at room temperature until cool.
  • 7

    While the bacon is cooling, place smoked cream cheese, sour cream, green onion, cheddar cheese, garlic powder and salt in the bowl of a food processor.
  • 8

    Pulse until combined then turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Form the cheese mixture into a ball and wrap tightly. Place in the fridge until well chilled.
  • 9

    Chop the bacon into small pieces and place on a plate with the chopped chives. Remove the cheese ball from the fridge, unwrap and roll in the bacon mixture.
  • 10

    Place the cheese ball on a plate and serve with your choice of crackers. Enjoy!