Keto Cheese Ball Recipe

Published on November 24th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Overview of a keto cheese ball with cheddar, bacon and green onions rolled on the outside

Cheese Balls are typically served as an appetizer for parties. They are the perfect appetizer since they're straightforward to make. Combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, jalapeño, and seasonings, shape it into a ball and chill it in the fridge. Next, roll it in salty bacon bits, fresh green onions, and cheddar cheese, and you will have made one of the easiest and tastiest appetizers on the planet. 

Serve this cheese ball with your favorite keto crackers. Remember, leave your cheese ball out for only 2 hours, or it will start to turn to mush. However, this keto cheese ball is so delicious I doubt it will last that long. 

 

Are cheese balls high in carbs?

Cheese balls aren't high in carbs. One serving contains 3 grams of net carbs.

 

How much sugar is in a cheeseball?

There is less than 1 gram of sugar in one serving.

 

How many calories are in a cheeseball?

One serving has 320 calories. 

 

What do cheese balls contain?

Cheese balls can contain many ingredients, such as different types of cheese, nuts such as pecans, and even pimento peppers. This cheese ball contains cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, bacon, and green onions. 

 

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Serves
4 persons

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened

     

  • 3/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder 

     

  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper 

     

  • 1 Jalapeño, seeds and veins removed, minced

     

  • 1/4 cup Bacon Bits

     

  • 3 tablespoons Green Onions, chopped 

Instructions

Place the cream cheese, 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, jalapeño and half the bacon into a bowl. Mix with a whisk until combined. 

 

Top view of a bowl of keto cheese ball ingredients being mixed.

Shape the cheese mixture into a ball. Tightly wrap the cheese ball with plastic wrap and chill it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. 

 

Overview of keto cheese ball ingredients in a bowl shaped into a ball

Combine the remaining cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions on a plate. 

 

Overview of shredded cheese, bacon and green onions on a plate

Unwrap the cheese ball and roll it in the cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onion mixture. 

 

Top view of a keto cheese ball being rolled in garnish on a plate

When you are ready to serve the cheese ball, place it onto a serving platter. Arrange your favorite keto crackers around the cheese ball. Serve and enjoy!

Side shot of a plate with a keto cheese ball with crackers on the side
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon