NYC Deli-Style Bagel Cheese Ball
from Kara Kimbrough
1 (8-ounce) softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
6 slices cooked and finely chopped bacon (can use bacon bits if time is short)
Topping: small amounts of poppy seeds, black sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried onion flakes, sea salt
Bagel chips or crackers for serving
Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, horseradish, cheddar cheese, green onions, garlic powder and bacon. Form the mixture into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and chill for an hour.
Mix together topping ingredients.
Once the cheeseball has set, roll it into a blend of the topping (or other favorite seasonings) to evenly coat.
Serve with bagel chips and crackers.