Cheese Ball With Everything

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This savory variation belongs in every serious cook's repertoire. Serve these to a crowd you want to impress! Caution..This makes alot, the two small balls are as big as baseballs! I have been making these for years from a recipe I clipped from a magazine and they are always a hit. Cook time is chill time.

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  • add   1/2 cup chopped onions
  • add   1 dash pepper
  • add   1/4 cup snipped parsley
  • add   1/2 cup sour cream
  • add   1 dash salt
  • add   2 cups shredded swiss cheese
  • add   2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • add   assorted crackers
  • add   1 (2 ounce) jar pimiento
  • add   1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • add   1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • add   1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • add   2 tablespoons sweeet pickle relish
  • add   10 slices bacon


  1. Let swiss and cheddar cheeses come to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl beat together cream cheese and sour cream till fluffy.
  3. Beat in swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, undrained pimiento, pickle relish, half of the bacon, 1/4 cup of the pecans, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and chill till firm.
  5. Shape into 1 large or 2 small balls on wax paper.
  6. In a small bowl combine remaining bacon, pecans, parsley, and poppy seeds.
  7. Turn mixture out onto clean clean sheet of waxed paper.
  8. Roll cheese balls in seed mixture to coat.
  9. Wrap and chill.
  10. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.
  11. Serve with crackers.