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Bacon-Ranch Cheese Balls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 20 slices bacon
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded white Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix (milk recipe)

Directions

  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon in batches until crisp; drain on paper towels. Cool; crumble bacon.
  2. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, dressing mix and 1/3 cup of the crumbled bacon.
  3. Shape mixture into 24 (1 1/2-inch) balls; roll cheese balls in remaining crumbled bacon. Place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Traditional Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1- 8oz container extra sharp cheddar cold pack cheese, room temperature
  • 1- 8 oz block cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped pineapple
  • 1 tbsp green pepper
  • 1 tsp grated onion
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • parsley, nuts, pimento for decoration

Directions

  1. Beat together other cheeses until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat well.
  3. Shape and garnish to your liking. Serve with assorted crackers.