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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball with Crackers
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5 from 1 vote

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball

Who doesn't love a cream cheese ball loaded with bacon, cheddar, ranch seasoning, and green onion? Serve with crackers for a perfect holiday appetizer!
Prep Time10 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Cheese, Crackers, Cream Cheese, Entertaining, Low Carb
Servings: 8
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Divided
  • 4 bunches Green Onion
  • 1/3 cup Real Bacon Bits*
  • 3 tbsp Ranch Dressing Mix 1 Packet
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

  • Add softened cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, whip cream cheese until light and airy.
  • Using a sharp knife and cutting board, dice the green onion very small. (Use only the green parts for a mild onion flavor, or the white and green parts for more bold flavor.)
  • Reserving 1/2 cup of cheddar, add remaining ingredients, including green onion, to the bowl and continue mixing until combined.
  • Using a spatula or the back of a spoon, shape the ball into a rounded ball. (It's ok to leave the bottom of the ball flat.)
  • Press the remaining cheddar onto all sides of the cheese ball. Using plastic wrap, press the cheddar into the cheese ball. Cover the cheese ball with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow ball to set.
  • Serve with crackers, vegetables, cheese slices, or deli meats.

Notes

Estimated Nutrition (per serving):  Calories 175, Fat 16 g, Carbohydrate 3 g, Dietary Fiberg, Protein 6 g, Sodium 448 mg
*Can substitute with about 6 slices of chopped, cooked bacon.
Store leftover cheese ball in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.