We love a delicious yet easy cheese ball appetizer for any party or holiday party. This easy cream cheese and Ranch dressing seasoning cheeseball with bits of bacon is sure to be a huge hit at your next party! This is an easy cheese ball recipe with no nuts! Just lots of yummy cheesy flavor!
Make this Easy Cheeseball Recipe ahead of time and have more time to enjoy your party and your guests!
Classic Cheese Ball Recipe
This is a Classic Cheese Ball Recipe that is quick & easy and full of flavor! Just 5 simple ingredients are all that is needed to make this awesome cheese ball. Most of the ingredients are on sale during the holidays so if you are having a party then stock up!
The Reason Why Cheese Balls are So Popular at Christmas – Cheese balls are traditionally one of the first appetizers served at Christmas because they are so easy to prepare and can be made in advance.
Ingredients Needed for Easy Cheese Ball Recipe No Nuts
- Whipped Cream Cheese – Use full fat or the low-fat version.
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese – We love using sharp cheddar cheese. Save some money and grate your own cheese.
- Bacon Bits – Make your own or use prepackaged bacon bits.
- Packet of Ranch Seasoning – Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Makes a Great Choice.
- Green Onion – chopped fine
Easy Steps to Make a Basic Cheese Ball:
Step 1. In a mixing bowl, combine whipped cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, green onion & ranch seasoning.
Step 2. Once combined, form into a ball. Leave set in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Serve with crackers & enjoy.
- 8 oz Whipped Cream Cheese
- 4 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 4 oz Bacon Bits
- 1 oz Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix 1 packet
- 1 tablespoon Green Onion, chopped
What Type of Crackers to Use for Cheese Ball
We must admit one of our favorite types of crackers is the Ritz cracker. They are light and airy and taste like they were brushed with butter before baking. Sourdough crackers also make a great choice to serve with a cheese ball. Wheat thins are a great choice and also one of our favorites. Any round firm cracker does well to serve with your cheese ball.
You could also serve with some thin breadsticks or small pieces of French Baguette.
What Else Could I Serve with A Cheese Ball?
- Apple or Pear Slices
- Mini Pretzels’
- Assorted Nut Mix with Chocolate
- Pita Bread
- Melba Toast
- Red or White Wine
Can You Make a Cheese Ball Ahead of Time? How Far in Advance can You Make a Cheese Ball?
Yes, you can make a cheese ball at least one week in advance and keep fresh in your refrigerator until ready to use. Just wrap the preformed ball in plastic wrap and store the cheeseball in an airtight container to keep fresh. Remove from fridge when ready to use.
Does Leftover Cheese Ball Keep?
Yes, leftovers keep well. Just store your leftover cheese ball in an airtight container and leftovers should last about a week.
Cheese balls are always a holiday favorite and sure to please a crowd. This recipe is easily doubled.
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