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banch ranch cheese ball on teal blue platter with crackers

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Easy cheese ball recipe featuring bacon and lots of cheddar cheese. This bacon ranch cheese ball is a great make ahead appetizer or snack.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheese ball, ranch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 360kcal
Author Darlene Kratz


Cheese Ball

  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried onion powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 4 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped


  • 4 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 tbsp green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped


Cheese Ball

  • Mix together the cream cheese and buttermilk until creamy.
  • Add in the spices and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Fold in cheese, bacon and onion.
  • Place mixture on plastic wrap, cover with additional plastic wrap and form into a ball.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours to overnight.


  • Mix together the bacon, green onions, parsley and pecans. Spread onto a plate or baking sheet.

Assemble Cheese Ball

  • Roll the cheese ball in topping mixture and serve.


Serve with crackers, pretzels, crostini, or veggies.


Calories: 360kcal