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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

A delicious Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball rolled in pecans, dried cranberries, green onions, and bacon. Great for snacking on as a party appetizer with clubhouse or wheat crackers, celery, and carrots. Serve a variety of appetizers at your party with this Easy Hummus recipe and Queso Dip.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon dip, cream cheese ball, ranch dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 486kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz ranch seasoning dry powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dry yellow mustard
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 8 sliced bacon finely chopped
  • cup pecans finely ground
  • 6 green onions diced
  • crackers or vegetables, to serve

Instructions

  • Beat cream cheese, ranch powder, onion, garlic, mustard, and red pepper flakes until smooth. TIP: Microwave cream cheese for 1 minute to soften.
  • Cover bowl and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Place cheese on center of plastic wrap in a round shape.
  • Cover with another sheet of plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Shape cream cheese into a ball by patting it into a circle with the plastic wrap on.
  • Mix together chopped bacon, parsley, green onions, and pecans into a bowl.
  • Roll cheese ball in mixture until covered.
  • Serve with crackers and vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1348IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg