Keto Chili Cheese Bites Appetizer

You are going to fall in love with these Chili Cheese Bites! Quick and easy to make and packed full of spicy, savory chili flavor, these little morsels of fabulousness are going be the hit of your party!
Course Appetizer
Keyword appetizer, chili cheese bites, keto, LCHF, low carb, snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 36 bites
Calories 81 kcal


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 scallion or green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder divided
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 pieces crispy cooked bacon, chopped finely


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, shredded cheese, onion, garlic, paprika, 1 tsp. chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and salt.  Mix well to combine.  You can also mix this in a stand or handheld mixer.  

  2. In a pie plate or other flat dish, combine finely chopped bacon and 1/2 tsp. of the remaining chili powder. Roll the cheese mixture into 1" balls. Then roll each ball into the bacon crumbs, pressing them gently into the cheese mixture. Roll each cheese ball between your hands to smooth them out. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

    To make these vegetarian: Omit the bacon and simple dust the bites in chili powder.

    The flavor of these Chili Cheese Balls is best at room temperature. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chili Cheese Bites Appetizer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.