Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheeseball

The BEST classic Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe. This homemade creamy Cheese Ball is so easy to make and will become a must-have appetizer for parties and around the Holidays.

Cheese Ball Recipe:
I love a good cheese ball at parties, and who doesn’t? Packed with bacon bits, nuts, shredded cheese and seasonings, this is the ULTIMATE appetizer recipe.
We have a shortlist of favorite party appetizers like Spinach Artichoke Dip, healthy Shrimp Cucumber Bites, and Stuffed Mushrooms. This cheeseball is sure to become a new favorite. It comes together fast and is packed with flavor.

Not only is the cheese ball loaded with so much flavor, but it also takes just minutes to prepare and is so stunning when served.

8 oz bacon chopped, divided
1/4 cup sour cream
16 oz cream cheese room temp
1/2 cup Mexican cheese shredded (4 cheese blend)
1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese shredded and divided
1/4 cup green onions chopped and divided
1/2 cup walnuts chopped and divided
3 Tbsp Ranch seasoning
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 1/4 tsp poppyseeds divided
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Cut bacon into small pieces and sauté until cooked. Once cooled, set aside 1/4 of the bacon for the topping.

In a bowl, add 3/4 of the bacon, 1/4 cup sour cream, 16 oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup four-cheese blend, 1 cup cheddar cheese, 3 Tbsp green onions, 1/4 cup walnuts, 3 Tbsp Ranch seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1 tsp poppy seeds. With a wooden spatula, mix all ingredients until well combined.

Finely chop the remaining 1/4 of bacon, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, 1 Tbsp green onion, and 1/4 cup walnuts. Mix together with the 1/4 tsp poppy seed. Spread this mixture onto a cutting board.

Form a ball out of the cheese mixture and roll the cheese ball over the toppings to fully coat and shape into an even ball as it’s coated. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.