Bacon Pimento Cheese Ball - The Southern Lady Cooks

This delicious bacon pimento cheese ball is so easy to make and great for any gathering. My family loved it with Ritz crackers. It’s really the perfect appetizer because it’s so simple and taste wonderful.  Pimento cheese is something we enjoy year round, so to enjoy it in a cheese ball is even better. Then add the bacon and you have an amazing treat. If you love this one, you may also like our Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball.

Bacon Pimento Cheese Ball Ingredients

Cream cheese


Pimento cheese spread

Sharp cheddar cheese

Smoked paprika

Real bacon bits

Ritz Crackers

It’s actually wild how these simple ingredients can make such a wonderful appetizer! We enjoy this cheese ball every Christmas and then everyone requests it again for New Years Eve. It’s so good and keeps well. You an easily make this cheese ball in advance.

If you love pimento cheese the way w do, you will also love these delicious pimento cheese sausage balls. They really take the classic sausage ball to the next level!

Bacon Pimento Cheese Ball - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Bacon Pimento Cheese Ball

Judy Yeager
This Bacon Pimento Cheese Ball is a family favorite! If you love pimento cheese definitely give this one a try. Great addition to any gathering.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 10 servings


  • 8 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons of butter room temperature
  • 6 ounces of pimento cheese spread
  • 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 3/4 cup of real bacon bits
  • Ritz Crackers


  • Combine, cream cheese, butter, pimento cheese, sharp cheddar and smoked paprika in a bowl and mix with a mixer. Once combined, line a bowl with saran wrap and add cheese mixture to the bowl. Chill in refrigerator for an hour, then remove and use form into a ball. Roll ball in bacon bits and serve with Ritz crackers. I used real bacon bits because it cuts down on the grease of fresh made bacon.
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