Keto Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball

Smoky bacon mixed with spicy jalapenos and cheddar and pepper jack cheeses. This  easy to make Keto Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball is bold and flavorful.

Prep: 30 mins
Chill Time: 2 hrs
Total: 2hrs 30 mins

Servings: 15
Calories: 140 kcal


8 oz cream cheese softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup pepper Jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped cilantro divided
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp lime juice
2 tsp coconut aminos or Worcestershire
3 Tbsp minced jalapenos divided (about 1 large)
8 pieces cooked bacon crumbled, divided
2 Tbsp chopped chives


In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, pepper Jack cheese, half the cilantro, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, lime juice, coconut aminos, half the diced jalapenos, half the crumbled cooked bacon, and half the chives.

Roll into a ball. Chill in refrigerator for one hour to firm ball, so it’s easier to roll in garnish.

For garnish, place remaining cilantro, jalapenos, bacon, and chopped chives on a plate and toss together. Roll in the garnish until fully covered.

Chill covered for at least an hour before serving. Serve with pork rinds, veggies, cheese whisps, or keto/low carb crackers.

Recipe Notes

This can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator up to a week. Roll ball into garnish right before serving. If you don’t like spicy, leave out the jalapenos or be sure to seed them and remove the inside ribs.

Total Carbs: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 0g

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For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Keto Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball at Lone Star Keto.

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2 thoughts on “Keto Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball”

  1. You could divide these into smaller balls to take with you for lunch at work. The size of the ball would be close to a golf ball for one portion size. What a yummy component to eat for the day.

    Those pork rinds look amazing, what brand are they?

  2. Ooooh definitely trying these and probably going add ground beef to the mix and make them a bit hardier. I like that idea of bring them to work or having them as a morning snack. That jalapeño will surely wake me up LOL!! Thanks!

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