Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Dip
This easy cheese ball dip is a perfect game day appetizer with a cool presentation.
I’ve always wanted to make a cheese ball. I don’t know why I waited for so long because it’s really easy and stress-free, which is what I want in a lazy weekend appetizer. And it comes out looking so cool, especially when covered in bacon bits. With football season in full effect, this is a great appetizer to eat while watching. Or if you are like me, you just pretend to watch so you can make and eat these fun snacks.
You can serve the dip with whatever you want: crackers, vegetables, chips. I served mine with tortilla chips.
- 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese
- 1 (1-oz) packet Ranch seasoning and dressing mix
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 tbsp chopped scallions
- 6 strips of cooked bacon finely chopped to small bits
In a food processor, add cream cheese and Ranch seasoning. If you prefer to eat less salty, I recommend not adding the entire seasoning packet and instead add 1/2 to 3/4 of it. Process until smooth.
Add in cheddar cheese and scallions. Pulse a few times to mix in.
Scoop out cheese mix and put onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Use the plastic wrap to help gather and shape the cheese into a ball. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until cheese ball becomes more solid.
Roll cheese ball in bacon bits until completely covered. Serve with chips, vegetables, crackers, etc.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving (0.06 of recipe)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8.5g53%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Net Carbs 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.