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Tammy's Tempting Cheese Ball Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Tammy's Tempting Cheese Ball

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"I came up with this recipe years ago and usually make it around Thanksgiving and Christmas, either for get-togethers or for gifts."

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  • PREP

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Mix the dry ranch salad dressing mix, mayonnaise, and milk in a bowl. Beat in the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in Cheddar cheese. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and freeze 30 minutes.
  2. Divide mixture in half, and shape into balls. Roll each ball in almonds to coat. Cover and refrigerate balls until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2006

YOU WONDERFUL GAL YOU!!!! I have been HUNTING for a recipe like this, perfect amount of ranch with the cheese. Years ago, hubby tasted a ranch cheese ball and I havent been able to find one since, now I can make it! I used Sliced almonds, I actually stuck them in in progressive levels to look like a pinecone, it was pretty cute! THANK YOU! **Also, I Used Smoked Almonds--mmmmmmm delish!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2008

This was way to salty for me...and I like salt! I think adding half of the ranch dressing would help. I wanted something w/ a more subtle flavor. This wasn't it. Sorry.

Sep 27, 2006

This is a terrfic cheeseball!! I don't like ranch flavouring and I loved this. The only change I made is instead of almonds, I rolled the ball in bread crumbs that had a little melted butter in them. VERY good. Will use this for fancy and no-fancy occasions alike.

Jul 17, 2009

Very tasty. I left out the mayo, and used smoked cheddar cheese, rolled the outside in crushed pecans. SOOO good.

Nov 10, 2007

I love the cheddar cheese in this instead of just cream cheese. I covered it in pecans because I love pecans. I served with wheat thins or triscuits or wheat crackers and it was perfect.

Feb 04, 2008

I made this at Christmas and it was a big hit! I didn't make any substitutions - it was wonderful as is.

Nov 14, 2007

AWSOME!!! This is the first Cheese Ball I have ever made and it was so easy and good. I made it for the office Thanksgiving party and was told by everyone I am now obligated to bring it to every office party from her forward! I loved it!!!

Jun 25, 2010

Did NOT care for this! I just wasted time, ingredients and money in making this. It did not set-up and I followed the directions exactly and it tasted like salty ranch cheese...no real flavor except a salty taste. Not sure what all the fuss and almost five stars was all about in this recipe. Back to my good and trusty dried beef cheese ball recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 295 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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