This Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball is a delicious cheese ball recipe that merges crisp bacon, savory ranch seasoning and crunchy pecans! Perfect for entertaining!
Can we chat about this delicious cheese ball for a sec? This appetizer or snack has to be one of my absolute favorite things! I love that not only is it so easy to whip together, it makes a wonderful make-ahead recipe for serving on game day, throughout the holidays, and any time you are entertaining or crave something easy, savory and scrumptious!
Filled with the perfect combination of savory flavors – cheese, crispy bacon, green onions, homemade ranch seasoning, and then all encased in crunchy pecans, this cheese ball is most definitely a winner! It’s just a perfect, quick and easy cheese ball that everyone loves!
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
How to Make this Easy Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
To make my recipe, I start by adding my softened cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese, along with my Ranch Seasoning and Stone House Seasoning to a large bowl. For this, you can use an electric mixer or even just mix together with a spoon until well combined.
Once combined, then stir in the bacon and green onion until well distributed.
Turn the cheese mixture out onto a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap and form into a ball. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
As the cheese ball is chilling, chop your pecans in preparation for the next step.
Once your cheese ball has chilled, remove from the plastic wrapping and roll in the chopped pecans, making sure to lightly press the pecans into the cheese ball to secure them.
Place your cheese ball on a serving platter. Add a small cheese knife, along with your favorite crackers and fruit, for serving. Enjoy!
Make Ahead Instructions
Prepare the cheese ball, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Remove from the refrigerator about 10 minutes before serving to allow to come to room temperature.
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Here’s my Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe! I hope you love it as much as we do!
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
- Mix together the softened cream cheese and cheddar cheese until well combined. Stir in the Stone House and Ranch seasonings until well combined.
- Add green onions and cooked bacon and stir until well combined. Turn the mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Using the plastic wrap, form the cheese ball mixture into a ball and then wrap tightly with the plastic wrap. Place into the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
- Once chilled, remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator and roll in the chopped pecans, making sure to press the chopped pecans into the cheese ball to secure. Place onto a serving platter with your favorite crackers and a knife for serving.
Prepare Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Remove from the refrigerator about 10 minutes before serving to allow to come to room temperature.