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cajun ranch walnut cheese ball

(1 rating)
Recipe by
NE Lady
Chadron, NE

A zesty, creamy cheese ball spread that is good on crackers, vegetables and more! Makes a BIG ball, perfect for parties, potlucks and gatherings.

(1 rating)
yield 10 -12
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cajun ranch walnut cheese ball

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, regular
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 pkg
    1-oz ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix
  • 1-2 tsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 bunch
    green onion
  • 4 oz
    walnut pieces

How To Make cajun ranch walnut cheese ball

  • 1
    Slice green onions into thin rounds.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, add cheeses, seasonings (this can get salty, depending on which seasoning packet/Cajun seasoning blend you’re using—if you’re salt sensitive, be sure to use a low-sodium product or make your own) & green onions. Using a hand mixer, mix until well-combined.
  • 3
    Turn cheese mix out onto cling wrap; form into a ball. Wrap with the cling wrap and place in refrigerator.
  • 4
    Place walnut pieces (add a shake or two of Cajun seasoning, if desired) in large ziplock bag and gently crush into tiny bits with a rolling pin or meat mallet; spread out on a cookie sheet.
  • 5
    Unwrap cheese ball, then roll in walnut bits until the outside is coated with nuts. Rewrap in cling wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 6
    Use spread on crackers, vegetables (celery is a family favorite), pretzels, etc.