Bacon pistachio goat cheese balls

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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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