Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

I feel like no party is complete without a cheese ball. I seriously love these things. This cheese ball was awesome and didn’t last long with my family. This is probably one of the best cheese balls that I have tried. I mean seriously, bacon makes everything better! The flavor was awesome and this was really simple to throw together. I even thought of a great idea of making two smaller cheese balls and giving them to the neighbors with some crackers as a gift! My dad has already volunteered me to make this for his neighbors. Man the perks that these guys get to have.


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 18 to 20

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

2 pkg
(8 ounce) cream cheese
1 pkg
(1 ounce) dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix (i used hidden valley)
1/2 c
cheddar cheese, grated
4
green onions, thinly sliced
5 slice
thick cut apple-wood bacon, fried and crumbled
1/4 c
chopped black olives, optional
pecans, finely chopped for coating

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix together the cream cheese and dry ranch packet. I put mine in the mixer and used the paddle attachment. That made it so easy. Otherwise, mix in a bowl until smooth.
2
Add the cheese, onions, olive and bacon. If you are short on time, buy the real bacon bits and add about a 1/2 cup.
3
Shape into a ball. Roll it in the nuts to coat the outside. You can make one big ball or two smaller ones.
4
Refrigerate for 2 hours or until serving time. Serve with butter crackers of your choice I used Keebler Town House Flipsides Original Pretzel.
5
Keep it stored in the refrigerator.