Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

I LOVE a good appetizer! My husband’s favorite kind of appetizers are cheese balls.

This Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball is LOADED with flavor and delicious ingredients! It is a people-pleasing appetizer for sure!

Definitely give this a try at your next get together or party! People will be asking you for the recipe left and right ;)

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball... This cheese ball is LOADED with flavor and delicious ingredients! It is a people-pleasing appetizer for sure!

4.6 from 5 reviews
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 16 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked and chopped bacon
  • ⅛ cup DRY Ranch Dressing mix, you can use my homemade recipe (the kind with buttermilk powder)
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. In medium bowl combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch mix, and green onions. Mix well and form into a ball. Roll cheese ball in pecans and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.


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  1. Brittany

    I make a similar cheesball and it’s always such a hit. Everyone always asks how I make it and I always laugh because it’s so simple!

    • BRITTANY ,could i also have your recipe ,as im from NEW ZEALAND could you please write your mayo recipe down for me ,as i carnt find the dry rancho mix here and i dont know the milk powder recipe .i hope im not bothering you but this cheese ball recipe sounds lovely ..many thanks your kiwi friend .JANO

  2. Bobbie

    Nikki, I am old and a little confused. When you say 1/8 cup ranch dressing mix are you meaning the dry package mix or after you mix in the milk and mayonnaise and made the ranch dressing. Thanks, Bobbie

  3. Rhonda

    hi, not sure if I sent the message earlier or not. Question was, is the bacon cooked (as I would think) or raw. Where can I find your ranch dressing recipe as I haven’t seen it here is Australia…….not that I have looked for it or even heard of it

  4. Evan

    Tried it last night, and can confirm that it’s a big winner — my in-laws demolished it!

    I couldn’t find dry Ranch dressing mix, and subbed in Knorr’s vegetable soup mix. Worked great!

  5. Jane Wortman

    Could you use real bacon bits bought in bags that need to be kept in the refrigerator (not the simulated one) instead of cooking your own bacon and chopping it?

  6. Marthie

    I live in Scotland and do not know ranch dressing or buttermilk powder. What can I use instead of it Please?

  7. Tiffany

    This looks so good. I would love to make it for my oldest son’s graduation party. However, one of my younger children has a serious tree nut allergy. Any idea if this would work well without the pecans?

    • Chef in Training

      yes, you can sub out the pecans for some chopped up cooked bacon :) That would be delicious too!

  8. Millie

    We’re vegetarians but eat dairy; I’m going to try this with Stripples, the vegetarian bacon substitute. I bet it will work great!

  9. Trudy Watkins

    Where can you get green onions? I’ve never made a cheeseball but I love them. So I am going to try it for it looks delious!

  10. You have mentioned home made mayo ,made with butter milk ,or dry rancho dressing mix ..i carnt find these dressings here in NEW ZEALAND ,, what could i use instead and could i have your recipe please ..I think this CHEDDER ,BACON RANCH CHEESE BALL SOUND LOVELY ,,.MANY THANKS ..JANO YOUR KIWI FRIEND ..