Everything is better with bacon especially when you add it to your favorite appetizer! This Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball is filled with cooked and crumbled bacon, ranch seasoning, green onions, and then rolled in sliced almonds.
Every family gathering since I can remember my mom made her famous cheese ball. We spread it on some crackers and everyone enjoyed it. This holiday season I decided to put my own spin on my families favorite appetizer and made this bacon ranch cheese ball. I know when you add bacon to just about anything it can make it that much better. My husband still tells me this is the best cheese ball he has ever had. This recipe will defiantly be my go-to for any gathering!
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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Instructions:
In a large bowl mix together cream cheese and dry ranch package. I used the good old fashion method and mixed it with clean hands, but you can also use a mixer with a paddle attachment. You want to make sure you mix it well and have everything blended well. Now add your green onions and bacon and mix well and then shape into a ball. On a separate plate layout chopped almonds. Roll cheese ball in almonds to coat then place it in the fridge and serve chilled.
I love serving a cheese ball at parties. Super bowl, birthday, holiday, it serves well with all of it! Growing up my mom had her classic cheese ball recipe that she would make for every family get together. It was always served as an appetizer to munch on while holiday dinners got finished up. Maybe that's why I think they should be served at every get-together. This recipe is really different than the one my mom made. I added two of my favorite things ranch and bacon!
I let my cream cheese sit out for just a few minutes to get a little softer and make it easy to mix. I added it to a mixing bowl with cooked and crumbled bacon, ranch seasoning, and green onions. Mix it up until everything is well combined then form a ball. Roll it in sliced almonds and then place it in the fridge to chill for a few minutes. I served mine with crackers but it would also work with bread or even raw veggies.
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Bacon Ranch Cheeseball
- 16 oz Cream cheese
- 1 oz Dry buttermilk ranch
- 1 cup Bacon (cooked and crumbled)
- ¼ cup Green onions (chopped)
- 2 cups Almonds (finely chopped)
- In a large bowl mix together cream cheese and dry ranch package. I used the good old fashion method, and mixed it with clean hands; but you can also use a mixer with a paddle attachment.
- Add you green onions and bacon and mix well and then shape into a ball.
- In a seperate plate lay out chopped almonds. Roll cheeseball in almonds to coat.
- Serve chilled.
On Pinterest the link I clicked on to get here was for 3 ingredient meatballs... I'm a little frustrated that your link is not to the page I was looking for. Even though I'm gonna be looking for another recipe, I just wanted to let you know so you can fix things. 😊
Thanks, Keisha for letting me know. Someone has been pinning my images with the wrong link and since I was not the pinner I can't edit it. I'm sorry that happened and trying my best to locate the pins. And for some reason, they are all linking to this recipe. I do have a search bar so you can find more recipes if it happens again, thanks for letting me know!!
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I was looking for the beard oil instructions and got this cheese ball recipe...can you correctly link me to the Beard Oil?
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It sends your cheese along link when I am trying to reach your Taco soup recipe!! What’s up???
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This is the taco soup recipe, https://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.com/taco-soup/
Hi I’m trying to get the recipe for Mini Cornbread muffins and it brought me to this cheeseball link. Could you provide the link to the cornbread muffins?
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looking fr dr.pepper bbq chic..instant pot
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Looking for the egg salad! Sorry someone jacked you links.
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Hi I'm trying to get the recipe for the Easy Orange Chicken, but the link keeps bringing me to the Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls. Can I get the link for the Orange Chicken, please?
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Sorry for the confusion. It looks like someone is pinning my images and putting the wrong link.
I clicked on the tater tot recipe and got this
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I have a few tater tot recipes so not sure which one you wanted if you let me know I can send the link otherwise you can use the search feature on my site and do a search for tater tot and is should come up.
Trying to get to the Taco Mac recipe, but Pinterest brought me to the Bacon Ranch Cheeseball. Can you provide the correct link please?
So sorry about that Kenny, it looks like someone pinned my image but put the wrong link on it, here it is, https://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.com/taco-mac-casserole/
Trying to get to the slow cooker beef stew and pinterest keeps sending me to this page.
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I clicked on a link to the turkey chili crockpot and got this instead. Please fix!
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i tried to get the recipefor the coleslaw and it keeps giving me this cheese ball recipe
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My favorite cheeseball!!!
I really need to make a cheeseball one of these days! This looks so good!