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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe

5 from 4 reviews

Bacon, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, ranch flavor, green onions and crunchy pecans come together to make this the BEST EVER cheese ball. It goes perfectly for game day or any casual party!

Ingredients

2 packages cream cheese (8 oz. each), softened

5 slices of bacon

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

1 oz  package of ranch seasoning mix

1 tsp  Worcestershire sauce

4 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

1 tbsp  fresh chopped chives

1 tbsp  fresh chopped green onions

¼ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Begin by cooking the bacon until it is nice and crispy over medium-high heat in a skillet. Set the cooked bacon on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, worcestershire sauce, Ranch seasoning, chopped chives, chopped green onions, 2tbsp of the chopped parsley, and ½ of the cooked bacon crumbled. Beat the mixture on high until well combined and creamy.
  3. In a separate small mixing bowl, combine the other two tbsp of chopped parsley, the rest of the crumbled cooked bacon, and the chopped pecans. Stir to combine well, and set aside covered until ready to use.
  4. Place the cheese mixture into the fridge for 2-3 hours to set.
  5. Once set, form the cheese mixture into a ball, and roll it in the nut/bacon mixture until the entire outside of the cheese ball is coated.
  6. Serve on a plate with plenty of options for dipping, including pita chips, carrot sticks, pepper strips and sliced cucumbers.
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