Appetizers

Keto Cheese Balls

Keto Cheese Balls make a delicious low carb bite sized appetizer! Flavorful cream cheese balls are rolled in a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans. Trust me, you won’t miss the carbs. These delicious balls of goodness are filling.

Keto Cheese Balls - Bite sized cheese balls make a delicious low carb appetizer! Flavorful cream cheese balls are rolled in a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans.

Keto Cheese Balls

I’ve been sprinkling in a mix of keto recipes over the last little bit. I’ve been eating more low carb recipes and am down 28 pounds since June. And you know what? I don’t really even miss the carbs at all. I find this type of diet suits me because I never feel deprived of my favorite foods and flavors.

Take these Keto Cheese Balls, for instance. They are perfect to serve at parties and gatherings. Even people who don’t eat low carb will love them. With the holiday season coming up, I wanted a go-to appetizer recipe to serve that I could enjoy guilt-free.

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I subscribed to a keto subscription box, KETO4ALL!, last year. They sent out keto goodies and a few recipes. I saved this recipe to try on my fridge and wanted to share it with all of you too. 

Keto Cheese Balls - Bite sized cheese balls make a delicious low carb appetizer! Flavorful cream cheese balls are rolled in a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans.

Keto Cheese Balls Ingredients

For these Keto Cheese Balls, you will need the following ingredients.

  • Bacon
  • Cream cheese (use two packages)
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chives
  • Pecans

The balls themselves are made out of the cream cheese that’s been flavored with cheddar cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. The outer crust is a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans.

Keto Cheese Balls - Bite sized cheese balls make a delicious low carb appetizer! Flavorful cream cheese balls are rolled in a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans.

How to Make Keto Cheese Balls

They are super easy to whip up! To start, mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. 

Using a cookie scoop or simply roll with clean hands, make 18 small balls with the mixture. Place on a parchment lined plate and refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a small bowl, mix together the bacon, chives and pecans.

After the hour, roll the cheese balls in the bacon mixture to coat the outside. 

You can serve them cold or at room temperature. Bet you can’t eat just one!

Keto Cheese Balls - Bite sized cheese balls make a delicious low carb appetizer! Flavorful cream cheese balls are rolled in a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans.

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Keto Cheese Balls - Bite sized cheese balls make a delicious low carb appetizer! Flavorful cream cheese balls are rolled in a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans.

How to Store Keto Cheese Balls

Cover in plastic wrap and store the Keto Cheese Balls in the fridge for up to 2 days for optimal freshness. When you’re ready to serve them, you can either let them sit out for a bit to get to room temperature or serve them cold from the fridge. They are good both ways.

I do not recommend freezing them because the cream cheese texture will change. Cream cheese doesn’t freeze well and it’s the main ingredient in this recipe.

Keto Cheese Balls - Bite sized cheese balls make a delicious low carb appetizer! Flavorful cream cheese balls are rolled in a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans.

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With the holidays coming up, you can feel like you are indulging with this yummy recipe, but still stay on track with your goals. I hope you love it!

What are your favorite low carb appetizers?

Keto Cheese Balls - Bite sized cheese balls make a delicious low carb appetizer! Flavorful cream cheese balls are rolled in a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans.

Keto Cheese Balls

Keto Cheese Balls

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Bite sized cheese balls make a delicious low carb appetizer! Flavorful cream cheese balls are rolled in a mixture of bacon, chives and pecans.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 250 g packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, blend together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Using a cookie scoop or roll with your hands to make 18 small balls. Place on a parchment lined plate and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl, mix bacon, chives and pecans.
  3. Roll the cheese balls in the bacon mixture. Serve cold or room temperature.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 39mg Sodium: 279mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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