Easy Ranch Cheese Ball

Jeanne Benavidez Recipe

By Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben

Makes about 3 cups of cheese spread.
5 Min
No-Cook or Other

A delicious cheese ball. Serve with your favorite cracker. You can also substitute your favorite choice of shredded cheese.

This is an internet picture to show you what the end result should look like.

You can make one large cheese ball or 2 smaller cheese balls.

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(8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 pkg
dry, ranch dressing mix
2 1/2 c
shreeded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c
chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

In a medium bowl, mash and stir the softened cream cheese.
Add the dressing mix and cheddar cheese and stir to combine well.
Line a bowl with plastic wrap and pour cheese mixture into the bowl. Bring the plastic wrap up around the mixture and press to provide a round shape to the cheese ball.
Refrigerate for 2 hours to firm.
When ready to serve, remove from refigerater, remove plastic wrap and roll the cheese ball in the chopped nuts to cover.
Place on your serving dish and surround with your favorite cracker variety.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Oct 20, 2011
Sorry ladies, this is not a weight watchers dish but it is really good. I accidentally posted this to your group.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Oct 20, 2011
Weight Watchers will be seeing me soon -you are killing me with all these wonderful recipes, Jeanne. Hugs, Pat
Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Oct 20, 2011
LOL, sorry Pat. I'm adding simple recipes to put in a cookbook for my 6 grandaughters who are just now coming to the age of being interested in learning to cook. I have them on my computer but I want to get them into a cookbook so I can give it to them for Christmas. If you get to try any of my recipes, I do hope you like them. Thanks,
Tammy Moore Cruella747
Dec 28, 2011
I made this minus the cheddar, added a can of deviled ham CHICKEN! DELICIOUS!
Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Dec 28, 2011
Thanks, Tammy. I have also used diced shrimp or crab meat before and it is rather tastey.
Patricia Broxon psbroxon
May 27, 2012
Can't wait to make this. I have a baby shower pot luck to attend and this sounds wonderful.
Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
May 27, 2012
I hope you like it.....
Sheri K. mom2tek
Nov 21, 2012
Will this freeze ok?? I have a 1 1/2 hour drive and thought if I can freeze it it may hold better and then be thawed by the time we are ready to serve it.
Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Nov 22, 2012
I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I have never tried to freeze it but I don't see what it would hurt if you freeze it without the nuts on it. After it thaws out....roll it in the chopped nuts. Let me know how this turn our if yu try it.