This bacon ranch cheese ball is super yummy and always a hit every time I make it! Who doesn’t love bacon and ranch and cheese?! This great recipe is perfect to make ahead of time and the first thing gone at every party!
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
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I have a confession, appetizers are my favorite dishes to make and to enjoy with friends and family! An evening of nibbles makes the perfect meal and of course is a staple at every party at my house!
The only thing better than an appetizer is an appetizer with cheese and bacon; am I right? This delicious snack contains both making it the perfect appetizer any time of year!
One great thing about bringing a cheese ball to a party is that it’s supposed to be made ahead of time. I make this in the morning and then go on about my day, at the time of the event, I pull it out of the fridge for about 30-40 minutes before serving and voila! We serve this with tortilla chips or crackers but it’s also great with veggies sticks (such as carrots or celery).
This recipe is best made with homemade crumbled bacon but you can also use packaged real bacon bits as well. I don’t’ recommend using imitation bacon bits as they get soggy while sitting in this recipe. Feel free to change up the seasonings, Italian dressing powder is also delicious in this recipe and I sometimes add a couple of dashes of hot sauce.
- 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese room temp
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
- 1 cup bacon crumbles divided
- 1/4 cup diced green onion
- 1 packet ranch mix
Place cream cheese in a medium sized mixing bowl and mix with a mixer until fluffy.
Add in ranch dip mix and green onion. Stir in shredded cheddar and 1/2 cup of the bacon crumbles.
Once mixed, using your hands, form into a ball. Roll the ball into the remaining 1/2 cup of bacon crumbles.
Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
Serve with pita chips, crackers, or vegetables.
Every holiday I am assigned to bring this Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball with me and it always gets so many compliments! I never have any left over (and EVERYONE wants the recipe)!
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