I know that you will enjoy this recipe just as much as our families and neighbors did! You can’t ever go wring with such a delicious flavor combination! People will be asking you for the recipe and it is sure to be a huge hit!
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
Bacon, ranch flavor, green onions, cheddar cheese, and crunchy pecans come together in this amazing cheese ball! It is my absolute favorite and most popular cheeseball on the site and will be a hit wherever it goes!
- 2 packages cream cheese 8 oz.
- 1 packet dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix 1 oz.
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 1/4 cup green onion thinly sliced
- 6 pieces bacon fried and crumbled
- 1/4 cup chopped black olives optional
- 1 cup pecans or almonds finely chopped for coating
Mix together the cream cheese and dry ranch packet. I put mine in the mixer and used the paddle attatchment. That made it so easy. Otherwise, mix in a bowl until smooth.
Add the cheese, onions, olive if using and bacon. If you are short on time, buy the real bacon bits and add about a ½ cup.
Shape into a ball. Roll it in the nuts to coat the outside. You can make one big ball or two smaller ones.
Keep it stored in the refrigerator.
The first time that I made this recipe I used almonds. But since I only had pecans on hand I used them. Feel free to use whichever you would like! I also forgot the sliced olives (again!) but that would be a yummy addition as well!
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.