In celebration of National Cheeseball Day, April 17th, I decided to make my first Cheeseball.
I didn’t have a lot of time to plan, prep, and execute this recipe, so I searched out an easy recipe. My goal was to find an easy and tasty cheeseball recipe. Since some of my favorite cheese spreads involve bacon, when I found this Bacon Ranch Cheeseball recipe, I knew it was the one!
Easy Bacon Ranch Cheeseball
- 16 oz Cream Cheese
- 1 oz Dry Ranch Dressing Mix 1 Package
- 1 Cup Shredded Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese
- 3 oz Real Bacon Bits
Take 2 8oz packages of cream cheese (softened) and mix until it is slightly whipped.
Add 1 packet of Ranch Dressing Mix and mix until incorporated.
Fold in 1 Cup of Shredded Cheese. Add extra bacon bits or crumbled at this time if desired.
Pour bacon bits or bacon crumble on a plate.
Form cheese mixture into a ball with your hands.
Roll ball in bacon bits until covered. Wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap and place in the fridge.
When cheese ball feels firm, remove and serve with crackers.
Overall, it was a great success. Next time I make a Bacon Ranch Cheeseball I am going to use real bacon, a bowl mixer instead of a hand mixer, and make sure I have some better crackers on hand!
Do you enjoy Cheeseballs? What is your favorite Cheeseball flavor?