Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball — Damn Delicious

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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

The best and easiest cheese ball that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. You just can’t go wrong with bacon and ranch together!

Have you ever had a cheese ball before? Because if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. And if you have, well, you’re still in for a treat.

See, a cheese ball is literally a ball of whipped cream cheese mixed in with your favorite ingredients. In this case, a ton of fun goodies are thrown in here – from those crisp bacon bits to the Ranch seasoning mix, and a hit of Worcestershire for that depth of flavor.

Once it’s all whipped up, you’ll throw the mixture into plastic wrap, forming it into a ball as best as you can. Don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be perfect. Then you can throw it into the freezer or fridge to let it harden just a little bit.

When you’re ready to serve, you’ll roll the ball with some extra bacon and chopped pecans. Yes, extra bacon. Because at the end of the day, there can never be “too much” bacon, especially on game day.

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

The best and easiest cheese ball that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. You just can’t go wrong with bacon and ranch together!

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves, divided
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 (1-ounce) package Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. In a small bowl, combine half of the bacon, pecans and 2 tablespoons parsley; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, Ranch Seasoning, Worcestershire and remaining bacon and parsley on medium-high until well combined and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in the prepared bacon-pecan mixture.
  5. Serve with crackers.

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