Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe -
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

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"This cheese ball was a big hit at our office Christmas party! I had cream cheese left over and decided to start adding ingredients and it was wonderful!"

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Original recipe makes 1 cheese ball Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop the cooled bacon into small pieces.
  2. Stir together the cream cheese and ranch dressing mix in a bowl until smooth. Add the bacon, Cheddar cheese, green onions, and olives; stir until well combined. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in the chopped pecans. Refrigerate overnight.
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  • This is an easy recipe and great for parties! Serve with your favorite party cracker or a variety of crackers! This cheese ball looks beautiful in the middle of a two other cheese balls...just a hint!

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2009

This was tasty. I did have to cream it quite a bit to get rid of the granular feel from the powder mix. I omitted both the nuts and the olives since my husband doesn't like them. I used the leftover mixture to make quesadillas later, and it was great there as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2011

I used bacon bits instead of cooked chopped bacon, and it wasnt just the right amount of chesse and everything else:)

Dec 26, 2009

Very good will be using this recipe for New years appys. Thanks for the post. Also very good stuffed in Jalepenos.

Dec 21, 2009

This is a delicious snack and perfect for game day! Instead of pecans I used a nut/dried cherry trail mix and it looked very "pretty" as well!

Jun 21, 2010

This recipe tastes great but is too stiff for softer crackers. I added some sour cream to make it a little softer. I also added some jalepeno peppers.

Nov 01, 2010

5 Stars for this recipe! I had a Halloween party to attend last night. I tried another recipe from on here and it turned out awful. I am so glad I came across this was a huge hit!! Everyone loved it and loved how I shaped it into a pumpkin. This recipe is a keeper. I plan to make this for most get togethers. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe! PS I also didn't use the pecans.

Mar 15, 2010

This is delicious! I didn't have any green onions or olives so I left them out. I make my own ranch dressing mix that has chives & minced onion. This has fantastic flavor, thanks!

Dec 28, 2010

Made this without the olives, and rolled it it in crushed sliced almonds because it was what I had on hand. I made one small cheese ball, one big one. We used the small one on our bagels in the morning. It was fabulous. Served the big one as an appetizer on Christmas Day, and everyone loved it. Kids told me to make sure I save this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 111 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

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

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