Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


This cheese ball has all the favorites: bacon, cheddar, and ranch seasoning. Use your favorite chips, crackers, or pretzels for dipping. People will love it! 



  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 (1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix (dry)
  • 1 cup shredded colby or 1 cup colby-monterey jack cheese or 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 (3 ounce) bottle hormel real bacon bits (or use bacon crumbled)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 3 scallions chopped


  1. Take 2 packages of cream cheese (softened) and mix till slightly whipped.
  2. Add packet of ranch dressing and mix till incorporated.
  3. Fold in 1 cup shredded cheese, bacon, and scallions.
  4. Pour chopped walnuts in a plate or pie tin.
  5. Form cream cheese mixture in to a ball with your hands. or plastic wrap.
  6. Roll ball in walnuts till covered. Wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap and place in the fridge.
  7. When cheese ball feels firm, remove and serve with crackers.


MY Personal Points: 3 (See what ingredients I used in the recipe builder here

Smart Points 4 

  • Category: Easy
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 86
  • Sugar: .6
  • Saturated Fat: 4.6
  • Protein: 2.2

Keywords: bacon cheddar cheese ball