Bacon pistachio goat cheese balls for the perfect start to any party or gathering. They are easy to prepare and they are full of flavor.

Bacon pistachio goat cheese balls

This past weekend I took a total of 5 naps in 3 days.  I took two on Friday before 1pm and I finally think I am caught up on my sleep.   Coffee is no longer a necessity to keep me awake so all I need is just a nice comfort drink in the morning.  I was also able to put my house back together after not being at home this whole last week.

I caught up on my trashy TV shows like Real Housewives of OC and The Young and the Restless.  You could say I’m a TV junkie.  Meals and snacks were actually made in my house, instead of cookies and take out food.

Bacon pistachio goat cheese balls

Oh the life of greek recruitment for college. 

My night consisted of climbing into bed past 2am and I wonder how I ever did it 7+ years ago.  Bedtime now is around 10pm with a wakeup call around 6:45.  I’ve always enjoyed my sleep and MUST get at least 8 hours.

While cleaning out my refrigerator to make way for my grocery run this weekend I stumbled upon some goat cheese and bacon.  For the past couple of months I’ve wanted to make goat cheese balls and I finally had the time and ingredients to do just that.  Truthfully I’ve never added bacon to the outer coating but decided what the heck on this round.  In fact I think the bacon flavor added a great punch to the overall bacon pistachio goat cheese balls.


ENJOY ~ Meagan

Bacon pistachio goat cheese balls

Bacon pistachio goat cheese balls


  • 3 sliced baked bacon
  • 3/4 cup pistachios without the shell
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup softened cream cheese


In a food processor combine the bacon, pistachios and salt.  Blend until you reach crumb consistency.

In a small bowl mix both cheeses together.  Roll a little of the the cheese into a ball and then into the bacon and pistachio crumb mixture.  Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

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15 comments on “Bacon pistachio goat cheese balls”

  1. Meagan, this combo is out of this world!! My mouth is watering!

  2. Oh, i like these, the flavors really goes well with each other. Using the lolipop sticks makes them easy to serve.

  3. Three of my favorite things wrapped into a delicious treat! I HEART YOU!

  4. I don’t know how I survived college with the little sleep I had — now it’s painful if I’m up any time past 11 p.m.!

    These apps? Perfection. Bacon and goat cheese are my favorites.

  5. These look so ridiculously wonderful! I absolutely love this idea, and I’ll definitely be trying it for a party soon. Great photos too!

  6. I regularly ask myself how I functioned in college. I think I’ve cashed in my lifetime supply of days I can survive happily on six hours of sleep. So glad that you finally got time to relax. You deserve it!

  7. these are definitely the perfect little savoury snacks. loving goat’s cheese so much at the moment… need to recreate the recipe as i am curious to know what the bacon, pistachio and cheese all taste like together!

  8. These are wild! And simple! My kind of an appetizer. Not only that they taste good. Perfect.

  9. Loving these! I bet they would disappear at a party!

  10. These were out of this world! They were a bit tangy for me, so I topped them with a tiny drizzle of honey – the bit of sweetness balanced it perfectly.

  11. These look delicious! I’ve made them using pistachios and dried cranberries. Deliciously salty, tangy, crunchy, and sweet. I’ll try this for sure.

  12. has anyone made this, but in a log vs small little balls?!!

  13. I will be making these today.   I have some truffle honey which I will drizzle 4 or 5 drops on each of the appetizers.    Great Keto fat bomb.    May also be great with smoked salmon instead of bacon.

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