Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

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Raven Higheagle

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@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.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Serves:
Serves 18 to 20
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

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.

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