Bacon Ranch Cheddar Cheese Ball

This cheese ball has a perfect blend of flavors including ranch, crispy bacon bits, 2 kinds of cheese, and chives. A perfectly easy and delicious appetizer!Bacon Ranch Cheddar Cheeseball

There are few things I love more in this world than a gigantic cheese ball. (I’m a classy and complex person.) But this isn’t just any ball o’ cheese. It’s got BACON. (Um. Enough said.)

….and  aside from just bacon, this cheese ball is loaded with Ranch seasoning, 2 kinds of cheese, and ch-ch-chives. It’s sinfully delicious, good lord.

If you need to think of an appetizer in a bind, this will save your life. I think it’s the hint of ranch in this that makes it so extra deliciously delicious. (Man, I’m a wordsmith.) 

Are you one of those people that adds ranch to everything?

Like your pizza, broccoli, and whatever else?! Because if soooo… you’re welcome.

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Cheeseball

This cheese ball is absolutely perfect all year ’round, although the red bacon and green chives make it a little holiday-like, which is pretty nifty. And since the holidays are CRAZY busy as it is, why complicate it more by making time-consuming recipes? I’m telling you, roll a ball of cheese and YA DONE.

(Or roll several 1/2 Tablespoon-sized balls and let people grab them with toothpicks. What’s better than a portion-sized cheeseball to go?)

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Cheeseball

I love serving these with a plainer type of cracker, since the cheeseball is so flavorful. Carr’s Entertainment Cracker Collection is a good option!

Looking for more appetizer ideas? Then you must try my Sweet Cream Cheese Wontons, I mean…. wow.

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Bacon Ranch Cheddar Cheese Ball

This cheese ball has a perfect blend of flavors including ranch, crispy bacon bits, 2 kinds of cheese, and chives. A perfectly easy and delicious appetizer!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
  • 1 (1oz.) packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup green onions, diced (can sub 1/3 cup diced chives)
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked

Directions:

Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, green onions, cheddar cheese, and bacon together until well combined. Form into a ball shape. From here, you can wrap it in saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Feel free to top your cheese ball with some chopped nuts or crunchy crackers!
  • This recipe is easy to halve if you’re feeding 4 people instead of a larger crowd.

Recipe Adapted from: PlainChicken.com

All images and text ©Stephanie Melchione for The Cozy Cook
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