Low-Carb Mini Bacon Chive Cheeseballs on a plate

Low-Carb Mini Bacon Chive Cheeseballs

This recipe for Low-Carb Mini Bacon Chive Cheeseballs makes a delicious appetizer. These cheeseballs are bite-sized, so there is no need for crackers. They can be part of a low-carb, keto, diabetic, gluten-free, grain-free, LC/HF, or Banting diet.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Annissa Slusher


  • 1 cup pecans finely chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces) finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce gluten-free
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 4 pieces bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chives thinly sliced


  1. Line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment. Set aside.

  2. Place pecans in a bowl. Set aside

  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, sea salt and black pepper until well combined.

  4. Stir in the bacon and chives.  Spoon out a tablespoon sized chunk and form it into a ball. Roll the ball in the bowl of pecans to cover all sides. Transfer to the lined cookie sheet. Repeat for the remaining cheese mixture to make approximately 12 balls.

  5. Refrigerate uncovered for 2-3 hours or until firm. Transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 cheese ball

Per serving:

Calories: 166

Fat (g): 16

Carbs (g): 2

Fiber (g): 0

Protein (g): 4

Net carbs (g): 2