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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball with a scoop taken out of it on plate with crackers
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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Quick and easy cheese ball recipe loaded with flavor from bacon, ranch, pecans and more. Perfect appetizer recipe for a party!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 10 slices bacon prepared and diced, divided
  • 1/3 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/3 c. chopped fresh parsley leaves divided
  • 2 packages cream cheese, room temperature 8 oz each
  • 1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 oz pkg Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1/3 c. BBQ Sauce

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 a ball with your hands.
  • Roll in the bacon, pecan and parsley mixture, making sure all sides are coated. You may have to pat the coating on in places so it sticks.
  • Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.

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Notes

Want an easy way to cook a bunch of bacon at once without the mess? My oven-baked bacon is perfect for this recipe.
You can buy Ranch seasoning, or use my homemade Ranch dip seasoning if you want to DIY it!
Once you’ve made the cream cheese ball (before you coat it), you can keep it in the fridge overnight. This is great for parties when you want to make things ahead of time.
If you have any leftovers they will keep in the refrigerator for two to three days.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1272IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 1mg