Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball…

Hey there and happy Wednesday! Are y’all surviving this crazy Winter weather? We had a small dusting of snow, sleet and ice here in Atlanta – nothing like a lot of you up North experience with your heavy snowstorms. Here in the South this kind of weather shuts the city down and gets our local weather professionals very excited. We are prepping for another round of ice and snow this afternoon, which I must say makes me a bit giddy 🙂

Now, I know that when a storm is approaching most normal people visit the grocery store and stock up on milk, bread, batteries, firewood and other necessities. Well, Honey Bee and I aren’t normal people 🙂 We make sure we have wine, snacks, desserts and cheese. If by chance our home loses power, we don’t plan to suffer 🙂 So, last night in preparation of said ice storm I made Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball!

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!

This appetizer is super easy and quick to make. It’s one of those dishes that looks like you went to a lot of trouble, but you really didn’t!

Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball…

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of crumbled goat cheese
  • 3 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 3/4 cups of crushed pistachios
  • Crackers

Instructions

Stir together goat cheese, bacon, pepper, and garlic salt.

Form into a round ball

Pour crushed pistachios around the formed cheese ball and begin coating the cheese ball with pistachios - pressing the pistachios into the cheese.

Serve with crackers

If time allows, I make this at least 2 hours ahead of time for more enhanced bacon flavor.

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I mixed all of the ingredients in my grandmother’s vintage Butterprint bowl and used by new measuring spoon shaped like a Mason jar. Cooking can be pretty!

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!

I poured the goat cheese crumbles into the bowl…

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!

…and added black pepper

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!

…garlic salt

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!

…and yummy bacon!

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!All of these ingredients were mixed together and formed into a ball.

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!I crushed the pistachios in my mini food processor.

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!The cheese ball was then coated with the crushed pistachios.

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!…and served with crackers.

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!

Delicious Appetizer or Treat - Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pistachio Cheese Ball. Super easy and quick to make!

So, think of us during the storm later today – savoring this delicious cheese ball with a glass of wine by the fireplace. Hope you enjoy that bread and milk LOL.

You still have time to make this before the snow and ice hits. Everybody stay warm and safe!

xo-Vicki

Comments

  1. says

    Vicki, OH MY GOSH, what time can I come over with the wine? This looks so delish. I wanna make it. What a yummy recipe with all the best things in it. have a great day, Lisa

  2. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says

    Looks absolutely delicious, Vicki! We love cheese balls! Hope you’re having a great week!

  3. says

    Vicki, this goat cheese, bacon and pistachio ball is simply the best. It’s better than all the rest. It’s better than any goat cheese ball I’ve ever met. Stay warm my friends and listen to Tina.

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