Easy Cheese Ball II

Easy Cheese Ball II

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"A delicious and easy way to enjoy a cheese ball. Serve with crackers and enjoy! You can cut this recipe in half to make a smaller version. You could substitute Colby, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack cheese for the Cheddar the recipe calls for."
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Ingredients

2 h 5 m servings 557 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 52.5 g
  • 81%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 720 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a medium size bowl, mash cream cheese. Mix dressing mix and Cheddar cheese into the cream cheese. Shape the mixture into a ball. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Yum!

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Most helpful positive review

USE REAL BACON BITS! :) I made one with the pecans and one with real bacon bits and the bacon one was way better and was gone much faster. I also suggest NOT using the Chicken in a Biscuit crack...

Most helpful critical review

3 stars as is. This is far too salty/tangy with the whole packet of ranch dressing mix. I put in 1 extra block of cream cheese and it improved this dish tenfold! So instead of using 2 (8 oz) blo...

USE REAL BACON BITS! :) I made one with the pecans and one with real bacon bits and the bacon one was way better and was gone much faster. I also suggest NOT using the Chicken in a Biscuit crack...

I have made this several times now since finding the recipe. I personally like it better the first day when it still has a strong flavor, but we like a lot of flavor in the South! It was bette...

This is such a pleasant surprise! A perfect, easy appetizer that travels well. Great for big parties! Take NOTE: This recipe is supremely better when served the next day (I've done both). A...

This was an outstanding cheese ball. The ingredients are simple and few. Preparation is easy and quick. I fixed it for our New Year Eve's party and it was a big hit! I followed the basic recipe,...

This is very popular each time I make it. Like other reviewers said, make it in advance to allow the seasoning mix to really seep into the cheese. Otherwise, it will be too salty. Also, all r...

I ended up using 1/2 oz of the ranch dressing. Any more would be too strong and salty for me. I used up to 3 1/2 c of cheddar cheese also and added chopped green onions, then rolled in chopped w...

This is a fantastic recipe, very easy. Be sure to try toasting the pecans first!

The ranch dressing really makes this cheese ball delicious! I love cheese anyway, but this was soooooo good. I will make this all the time!

Absolutely yummy and easy to make! Tastes better the second day. I used pistachios for the nuts and they made a beautiful and delicious shell.