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Cranberry, Bacon, and Walnut Cheeseball

This Cranberry, Bacon, and Walnut Cheeseball is an easy, beautiful, and tasty appetizer that's just right for fall entertaining.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseball, cheese ball, fall appetizer, appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried cranberries divided
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Crackers for serving


  1. In a bowl, whip the cream cheese to soften and smooth any lumps.
  2. Add the white cheddar cheese, bacon, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon parsley. Blend everything together.
  3. Place the mixture on a piece of plastic wrap. Form it into a ball and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until the cheese ball is firm.
  4. On a plate, mix together the remaining 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon parsley, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Roll the cheeseball in this mixture to evenly coat.
  5. Serve with crackers.