Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon and this cheeseball is perfect for any occasion.

Need an easy appetizer recipe? Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon!

Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe

I already told you about one of our favorite cheese ball recipes  -the Garlic onion Cheese ball recipe, but there is another one that is near and dear to my heart and it is the Bacon Ranch cheese ball recipe. It is so DELICIOUS!

This bacon cheese ball recipe is a must try and sure to be a hit! If you love bacon, you are going to devour this easy bacon cheese ball recipe.

If you have a bacon fan in your house then this is the appetizer for you. I love to have one of these while I am cooking up a storm at any holiday… Thanksgiving, Christmas or even New Years Eve. Yum!

Need an easy appetizer recipe? Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon!

HOW DO YOU MAKE AN EASY CHEESE BALL?

We are going to show you how to make the easiest cheese ball ever. With only a few simple ingredients, you can make a really simple cheese ball.

If you can mix a few ingredients and form into a ball, you can make a cheese ball ! It is that simple. Promise.

Skip the store bought cheese balls and make this at home instead. Keep reading too see how easy it is!

Need an easy appetizer recipe? Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon!

HOW LONG DO CHEESE BALLS LAST?

Typically a cheese ball will last up to 2 weeks if stored in the refrigerator and the ingredients used were not close to expiring. For example, if the cream cheese that you used was close to expiring, that would impact how long the cheese ball would last.

Need an easy appetizer recipe? Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon!

CAN YOU FREEZE CHEESE BALLS?

Yes, you can and this is perfect for the holidays. Just make sure to freeze it before you roll the cheese ball in the topping.

Wrap the cheese balls in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag or container.

This will last about 1 month. Once you are ready to enjoy, thaw overnight and then roll it into the topping.

Need an easy appetizer recipe? Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon!

Bacon ranch cheese ball ingredients

  • Cream Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Ranch Dressing Mix
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Chopped Pecans for the Topping
Need an easy appetizer recipe? Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon!

How to make bacon ranch cheese ball:

Make sure your cream cheese is softened so you can stir it. If needed, soften it in the microwave.

Mix in ¾ of the bacon, ranch mix and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese until combined.

Place in the fridge and let cool until the cream cheese gets hard.

Mix the pecans, remaining bacon and cheddar cheese together in a small bowl.  Pour this mixture on a piece of saran wrap. Place the harden cheese on top.

Need an easy appetizer recipe? Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon!

Roll the cream cheese into the shape of a ball and roll it so the topping ingredients covers the entire ball.

Serve immediately or place in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Now you can also cover this easy cheese ball recipe in pecans for a more traditional cheese ball look like shown in the pictures below.

If you like this recipe, try Easy Candied Bacon for another quick appetizer.

Need an easy appetizer recipe? Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon!

Try this Bacon Ranch Cheese ball recipe today!

It is so easy and packed with flavor. This is one appetizer that I try to always make for just about every event. It is not hard to make and inexpensive.

Everyone always loves it and you really can’t go wrong! Give it a try and let us know how you like it.

Need an easy appetizer recipe? Bacon ranch cheese ball recipe is a simple recipe but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves bacon!

Everyone will love ranch cheese ball with bacon!

Next time you have a party and need to bring something, think about bringing this bacon cheese ball recipe! The chopped pecans on the outside give each bite a little bit of crunch. It is delicious.

This ranch cheese ball recipe is amazing. Feel free to change the types of shredded cheese. We have used Monterey Jack cheese and colby cheese instead of cheddar. It always turn out wonderful and the cream cheese mixture is the best!

We have made this in a shape of a football for Game day and tail gates. You can also make mini cheese ball bites. The ideas are endless!

Print the recipe for bacon ranch cheese ball below:

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

5 from 4 votes
Need an easy appetizer recipe? Try this bacon ranch cheese ball recipe! You are going to love this easy bacon cheese ball recipe. It is the best!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 75
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Container of Cream Cheese Softened
  • 12 Slices Bacon Cooked and Crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1/8 cup Chopped Pecans

Instructions

  • Make sure your cream cheese is softened so you can stir it. If needed, soften it in the microwave.
  • Mix in ¾ of the bacon, ranch mix and 1 cup of cheddar cheese until combined.
  • Place in the fridge and let cool until the cream cheese gets hard.
  • Stir together the pecans with the remaining bacon and shredded cheese. Pour this mixture on a piece of saran wrap. Place the harden cheese on top.
  • Roll the cream cheese into the shape of a ball and roll is over the topping ingredients so the pecans, bacon and cheese cover the entire the ball.
  • Serve immediately or place in the fridge until ready to eat.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you love bacon you are going to devour this easy bacon cheese ball recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 75kcal, Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 4g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 250mg, Potassium 87mg, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 35IU, Vitamin C 0.6mg, Calcium 81mg, Iron 0.1mg

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  1. The bacon ranch cheese ball is DELISH! I didn’t have any ranch dressing so I just added about a teaspoon of the powder stuff. I also threw in 3 diff cheese that I had. My family LOVED IT! Thanks for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    I doubled the cream cheese and prob used 4x the garlic salt. Winner! Everyone wanted the recipe!

  3. Carrie Thank you so much. I’ve been sick and been missing you. Love your recipes cheese Ball. Crockpot pepper Steak my family love it too