Rating: 4.7 stars
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

This cheese ball was a big hit at our office Christmas party! I had cream cheese left over and decided to start adding ingredients and it was wonderful!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
1 cheese ball
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop the cooled bacon into small pieces.

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  • Stir together the cream cheese and ranch dressing mix in a bowl until smooth. Add the bacon, Cheddar cheese, green onions, and olives; stir until well combined. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in the chopped pecans. Refrigerate overnight.

Tips

This is an easy recipe and great for parties! Serve with your favorite party cracker or a variety of crackers! This cheese ball looks beautiful in the middle of a two other cheese balls...just a hint!

Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 1.9g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 20.4mg; sodium 171.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (73)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2009
This was tasty. I did have to cream it quite a bit to get rid of the granular feel from the powder mix. I omitted both the nuts and the olives since my husband doesn't like them. I used the leftover mixture to make quesadillas later and it was great there as well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2011
I used bacon bits instead of cooked chopped bacon and it wasnt just the right amount of chesse and everything else:) Read More
(8)
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2009
This was tasty. I did have to cream it quite a bit to get rid of the granular feel from the powder mix. I omitted both the nuts and the olives since my husband doesn't like them. I used the leftover mixture to make quesadillas later and it was great there as well. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
This is a delicious snack and perfect for game day! Instead of pecans I used a nut/dried cherry trail mix and it looked very "pretty" as well! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2009
Very good will be using this recipe for New years appys. Thanks for the post. Also very good stuffed in Jalepenos. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2010
This recipe tastes great but is too stiff for softer crackers. I added some sour cream to make it a little softer. I also added some jalepeno peppers. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
Made this without the olives and rolled it it in crushed sliced almonds because it was what I had on hand. I made one small cheese ball one big one. We used the small one on our bagels in the morning. It was fabulous. Served the big one as an appetizer on Christmas Day and everyone loved it. Kids told me to make sure I save this recipe. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2010
5 Stars for this recipe! I had a Halloween party to attend last night. I tried another recipe from on here and it turned out awful. I am so glad I came across this recipe..it was a huge hit!! Everyone loved it and loved how I shaped it into a pumpkin. This recipe is a keeper. I plan to make this for most get togethers. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe! PS I also didn't use the pecans. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
This is delicious! I didn't have any green onions or olives so I left them out. I make my own ranch dressing mix that has chives & minced onion. This has fantastic flavor thanks! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
easy to make and impressed the new years eve party. very good and now popular dish. i used green olives and addition shredded cheese. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
I thin it out with sour cream and use it to make party sandwiches of ocurse skipping the nuts. Thin even more with some milk and it's a food dip for veggies or plain chips. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2011
I used bacon bits instead of cooked chopped bacon and it wasnt just the right amount of chesse and everything else:) Read More
(8)