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Cranberry Almond Bacon Cheese Ball with a slice taken out and pieces of bread on the side.
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5 from 9 votes

Cranberry Almond Bacon Cheese Ball

This Cranberry Almond Bacon Cheese Ball is the perfect appetizer for the holidays. Festive colors and flavors make this a brilliant buffet centerpiece for any occasion!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Refrigerate3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Cheese Ball, Cranberry
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Emily Walker



  • Whip softened cream cheese in a medium size bowl until it is creamy with no lumps.
  • Add white cheddar, bacon, cranberries, cilantro, and Worcestershire sauce and blend everything together.
  • Spoon mixture out onto a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Bring corners together and form mixture into a large ball. Place in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours until cheese ball becomes firm.
  • Once the cheese ball has set up, roll it in the chopped almonds until thoroughly coated.
  • Serve with sliced baguette bread or your favorite crackers.


*This Cheese Ball will need to refrigerate for 3 hours.  Plan accordingly!


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 789IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1mg