Make this Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball as a yummy appetizer for any party!
Looking for a great appetizer for your holiday festivities this year? You HAVE to try the Best Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball. Everyone is going to be begging for this recipe and you’ll seem like a hero, even though it’s fast and easy to create! Yum!
Whip up this Easy Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball as a party or holiday appetizer! Let’s face it, sometimes it just is overwhelming to think of something to bring to a party that won’t take forever and will be a hit with most everyone. You are going to accomplish both of these things with this Easy Cheese Ball Recipe!
Be sure to check out these great party recipes:
- Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe
- Best Spinach Dip Recipe
- Baked Broccoli Parmesan Dip
- Easy Classic Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
This simple cheese ball recipe with cream cheese will keep everyone coming back, adults and kids alike! When you are busy preparing a holiday feast, you always want to make sure the appetizers you are creating are easy and fast. But it’s also important that they are delicious and are a hit with all of your guests. That is where this Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball comes into play!
Another reason to fall in love with this delicious Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball? All of the ingredients are super easy to grab at the store and aren’t expensive. Those are always our favorite kinds of appetizers! Ingredients for the Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe are found below.
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup cooked bacon chopped into small pieces (about 5 slices)
- 1 package of dry Ranch dressing mix
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 chopped green onions
- 1 cup chopped pecans
See! Super easy! And I don’t know about you, but whenever I see cream cheese, ranch and bacon in the same recipe, my mouth immediately starts to drool! These are the perfect Cheese Ball Ingredients to have everyone gather around the table and chow down before dinner!
How Do You Make a Cheese Ball
Another great thing about this Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball besides the easy to grab ingredients? It’s quick to make! By simply mixing all of your ingredients together and spreading some crackers around on a serving plate, you’re going to be ready to serve this Cheese Ball appetizer in no time!
Follow these specific instructions and your Easy Cheese Ball is going to be completed in no time. You can also print out the recipe card below.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions and ranch mix. Did you see what just happened there? You’re already mixing 5 out of the 6 ingredients! We told you this was going to be simple and easy! And that is the beauty of a Homemade Cheese Ball. You have it finished almost as soon as you get started.
2. Create A Ball
After you are done mixing all of the ingredients above, form the mixture into a ball. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, it all will taste the same in the end. Just do the best you can! You might want to consider rolling your ball on wax paper so it doesn’t stick and is easier to form, as well.
3. Add Pecans
Arrange all of the pecan pieces on a plate and roll the Bacon Cheese Ball in the pecans to cover it. Take a peek at the picture below to get a feel for how it will appear once you are done using all of the pecan pieces.
Make sure to refrigerate your Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball for at least 1 hour before serving. This will make sure the cream cheese and other ingredients firm up, and it won’t be “soupy” when you go to serve it. And just like that, you have a Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball! We told you it was super easy to create!
I really love that this recipe requires you to refrigerate the cheese ball for an hour. In that time, I’m able to finish up anything else that needs to be done around the house, or it’s the perfect time to get ready for the party that you’re heading to. Recipes and appetizers that don’t need constant attention and you can create in a matter of minutes are always high on our list!
Once the Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball is refrigerated and ready to be served, put it on your favorite holiday serving tray, and throw your favorite type of crackers around the Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball to go with it. We love to use simple Ritz crackers, but you could use any type of cracker that is a hit in your home! It would even taste great with baguettes!
Want to have some healthy alternatives to have that can be dipped in the Cream Cheese Ball Recipe? You could add veggies to the tray, as well! Throw some celery, carrots and any other type of vegetable that you would like and serve it up with the cheese ball!
And just like that, you have a great appetizer to take to the holiday party that you’re heading to, or for your own party during the holiday season. We know that coming up with appetizers can be stressful and this Easy Cheese Ball Recipe will keep things easy breezy for you all throughout the holiday season. And the biggest bonus? It’s delicious!
Take it from us, you may want to make two, because in our experience, the Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball doesn’t seem to last long!
This time of the year is by far my favorite. And I love to cook and create recipes to take to parties, or for my own parties. But I know that not everyone is the same, which means it’s important to me to offer appetizers that are simple and easy that everyone can make! And this will definitely fit the bill. Enjoy!