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French Onion Best Cheese Ball Recipe
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French Onion Best Cheese Ball Recipe

French onion cheese ball recipe is perfect for game day, get-togethers or when you just want the best cheese ball recipe ever. With all the best flavors of french onion in a creamy dip, your guests are going to be asking for this recipe again and again.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill Time12 hrs
Total Time28 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cheese ball
Servings: 24
Calories: 2753kcal
Author: Jill


  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1/2 lb bacon (6-8 strips ) cooked and chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cup Swiss cheese grated
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. cajun spice
  • 1 1/2 cup French's Crispy Fried Onions chopped


  • Cut raw bacon into small chunks cook over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked.
  • Remove from pan and place on a paper towel cover plate to drain grease.
  • Allow the bacon to cool on a paper towel; set aside.
  • Add onion, olive oil to the bacon frying pan and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Add the bacon, cream cheese, sour cream, swiss cheese, and spices to a large bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Add the cooled onions, mix until completely mixed in.
  • Place the cheese mixture in the center and on top of plastic wrap.
  • Then gently pull the plastic wrap together to form a ball.
  • Form the cheese mixture into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap to chill overnight.
  • When ready to serve, remove the cheese ball from the fridge and roll it in the fried onion.


Calories: 2753kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 88g | Fat: 227g | Saturated Fat: 106g | Cholesterol: 456mg | Sodium: 3709mg | Potassium: 1703mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 7062IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 1627mg | Iron: 6mg