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BBQ Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe

How to Make The Perfectly, Delicious BBQ Bacon Ranch Football Recipe! Loaded with Cheese, BBQ Sauce, Bacon, Pecans and Made into the Shape of Football! Perfect Tailgating Recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Ball
Servings: 16
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 10 slices of bacon prepared and diced, divided
  • 1/3 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/3 c. chopped fresh parsley leaves divided
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1 oz pkg Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1/3 c. Stubb's Original Legendary Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • 1 stick string cheese

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine half of the bacon, pecans and 3 Tbsp parsley; set aside. 
  • In a large bowl beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add cheddar cheese, Ranch Seasoning, BBQ Sauce, remaining bacon and parsley and mix until well combined and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. 
  • Cover cheese mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. 
  • Remove cheese mixture from refrigerator and place until serving platter. Shape into football. Pat bacon, pecan and parsley mixture to top and side of cheese ball so it stays on. 
  • Pull part string cheese and place on top of cheese ball so it forms the shoe lace. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 100mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 0.6mg