Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball – the perfect combination of bacon and cheese! This super easy recipe uses fresh shredded cheddar cheese, a healthy dose of ranch dressing mix and smooth, cream cheese and don’t forget the bacon!
This easy ranch cheese ball with bacon is a fun looking, and super portable appetizer! Serve alongside bite-sized Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots and mouth-watering BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites for a bacon filled spread that everyone will rave about!
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
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How to Make a Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
This cheese ball comes together quickly with only five ingredients and two steps!
- Let cream cheese come to room temperature and fold in shredded cheddar, crumbled & cooked bacon.
- Add the ranch dressing and sliced green onions. Shape into large balls (about 1 cup in size).
Refrigerate one hour before serving.
The best part, you can make this tasty homemade cheese ball up to two days in advance. Simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and set on a plate in the refrigerator. Wait to sprinkle on the green onions until plated and ready to be served!
Can Cheese Balls Be Frozen?
Easy peasy cheesy! Cheese balls can be frozen for about a week if they are wrapped tightly and put into a freezer bag so they don’t absorb the flavors or odors from the other items in the freezer. Let them fully thaw before serving. Reshape and add additional garnishes, like chopped nuts or sliced green onions before serving.
What Dippers to Serve With It
Crackers and cheese always go together, Ritz crackers and Wheat Thins and other crispy savory cracker make perfect little vehicles for cheese balls! Don’t forget about pita bread, naan, or even small mini- English muffins!
If you’re looking for something a little lighter and healthier, opt for some thinly sliced cucumber, carrot, or zucchini coins and celery sticks!
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This delicious snack contains both cheese and bacon, making it the perfect appetizer any time of year!
- 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese room temp
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
- 1 cup bacon crumbled & divided
- 1/4 cup green onion diced
- 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.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)