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Bacon, Cheddar, Ranch Cheese Ball

Bacon, Cheddar, Ranch Cheese Ball

Picture it. You get get an email about that holiday potluck party that you said you’d bring a dish for. You stare blankly at the screen and then squint your eyes a bit because Seriously? Did you really volunteer to do such a thing when you’re already swamped with deadlines on top of deadlines?

I get it, girl. This is totally my life. I don’t know what it is about the holidays that make us feel that we have to do #allthethings. It should be the exact opposite, right?

I’ve got you covered. Fret not! Not only will this Bacon, Cheddar, Ranch Cheese Ball recipe take almost no time to make, but it’ll be so good that people will be like, “Puhleeeeease! Make this again!”. You’ll be feeling like some Pinterest Queen and it’ll become your signature dish that might land you a Food Network show.

 

Too much? Okay, maybe. The point is this – when you combine bacon and cheese, the end result can only be dynamic. It’s really difficult to mess up. But you won’t mess this easy recipe up. I promise you!

Ingredients

6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 (1 oz) package ranch seasoning/salad dressing mix

Directions

In a small bowl, combine half of the bacon crumbles, pecans, and 2 tablespoons green onion. Set aside in the refrigerator.

Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning, remaining bacon and green onion on medium-high until well combined and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.

Cover mixing bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Shape the cheese mixture into a ball and roll it in the bacon-pecan mixture that you side aside in the small bowl.

Serve with crackers.

Super easy, right? Go forth and be great with your bad self!

Bacon, Cheddar, Ranch Cheese Ball
 
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Ingredients:
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (1 oz) package ranch seasoning/salad dressing mix
Directions:
  1. In a small bowl, combine half of the bacon crumbles, pecans, and 2 tablespoons green onion. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  2. Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning, remaining bacon and green onion on medium-high until well combined and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Cover mixing bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Shape the cheese mixture into a ball and roll it in the bacon-pecan mixture that you side aside in the small bowl.
  4. Serve with crackers.

 

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25 Comments

  • Reply Marielle Altenor

    Oh wow! Your cheese ball recipe looks amazing! I just love bacon. We always have family over on the weekend so this cheese ball would be a fun idea to try next time.

    View Comment December 25, 2016 at 9:39 PM
  • Reply Shaney Maharaj

    Wow this looks so delicious! Definitely want to try it for our new year’s eve party this year. I can predict that it will be a huge hit with our guests.

    View Comment December 23, 2016 at 2:34 AM
  • Reply rika

    This cheese ball looks so delicious! I love bacon and ranch.. What a great combination!

    View Comment December 22, 2016 at 11:29 AM
  • Reply Gabriel

    My sister in law makes these every holiday and they are amazing. Now I know her secret!

    View Comment December 21, 2016 at 12:03 PM
  • Reply Chrishelle Ebner

    I need to make this. I could so see my family snacking on it Christmas Eve. Anything with bacon has to be good.

    View Comment December 21, 2016 at 11:06 AM
  • Reply dawn

    Girl can I just say. Yum. Woo this looks so good.

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 5:33 PM
  • Reply kendall

    This looks sooo good! I love cheese balls and basically any type of cheese that you can dip, haha! This looks delicious and so perfect for holiday parties! Yum!

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 3:18 PM
  • Reply adriana

    This looks absolutely delicious!! I love cheese balls and love making them, and I’ll definitely be trying this one! It looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 3:16 PM
  • Reply uprunforlife

    Yum. My mother in law always makes this for Christmas. It is super easy and everyone loves it.

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 12:50 PM
  • Reply Kathy

    This looks so amazing. I’ve never made a cheese ball before. I’ve always wanted to, and now I will. I can’t wait to try this!

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 12:19 PM
  • Reply Terri Beavers

    Now that is one yummy looking cheese ball. I make these year round but have never tried ranch and bacon before. I can’t wait to try your recipe and I’ll let you know how it goes. Hopefully it will look as good as yours.

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 11:48 AM
  • Reply Heather

    That looks good. My husband would say anything with bacon in it is a win! ;) This is definitely a crowd pleasing appetizer.

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 11:01 AM
  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia

    This Bacon, Cheddar, Ranch Cheese Ball recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this for the Holidays.

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 10:32 AM
  • Reply Bill S

    This sounds amazing!! I love having cheeseballs out for guests but have never made one before like this.

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 9:26 AM
  • Reply My Teen Guide

    Oh my goodness! This is absolutely looks good and tempting! I will make sure to serve this bacon cheddar ranch cheese ball on Christmas eve.

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 6:59 AM
  • Reply Lisa Favre

    I’m seeing cheeseballs more and more these days and I am SO tempted to make one. I should have thought of this before the holidays… hmm perhaps it’s not too last minute!!

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 6:20 AM
  • Reply OurFamilyWorld

    I love cheese and this looks amazing. I can’t wait to make this for Christmas.

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 4:20 AM
  • Reply Emily

    Yes! I need to make this, for a party or just to keep at home. I know my husband would eat this up quick!

    View Comment December 20, 2016 at 12:13 AM
  • Reply Louise Bishop

    This looks amazing! Bacon is what pulled me in, haha!

    View Comment December 19, 2016 at 11:40 PM
  • Reply ricci

    Holy moly! This looks like an amazing cheese ball!! I need this in my life ASAP!!!

    View Comment December 19, 2016 at 6:26 PM
  • Reply Amanda @bephoenixfit

    This sounds delicious! I haven’t had a cheese ball in ages! I’d love to try it out.

    View Comment December 19, 2016 at 5:33 PM
  • Reply Chloe

    This looks absolutely amazing! I hope it lands me a gig on masterchef :D. Seriously though, I can’t wait to try this over the holidays.

    View Comment December 19, 2016 at 4:25 PM
  • Reply Jeanette

    This is the perfect appetizer to go along with my Christmas party that I will be having. It looks absolutely delicious and anything with bacon is #1 in my book.

    View Comment December 19, 2016 at 3:18 PM
  • Reply Claudia Krusch

    I was looking for a cheeseball recipe! I can’t wait to try yours at our open house this Friday!

    View Comment December 19, 2016 at 1:30 PM
  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That sounds absolutely delicious! I love that addition of ranch and bacon. That’s a combination you just can’t beat.

    View Comment December 19, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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