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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball has your favorite creamy and savory ranch flavor in every single bite.
This ranch cheese ball recipe is the ultimate cheese ball recipe to make and it is also low carb and a Trim Healthy Mama S Fuel!
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
If there is one flavor duo I love, it is bacon and ranch. These two ingredients were meant to be paired.
If you love cheeseballs, learn how to make a cheese ball to serve up your breakfast bacon. (And if you want to eat it for breakfast – no judgement here!)
How Do You Make A Cheese Ball
Start by grabbing a mixing bowl and whip up your softened cream cheese, cheddar, part of the bacon, onions and seasonings. Then pour in the Worcestershire sauce.
Once it is fully blended you are going pour it out on plastic wrap and then shape into a ball. Use the plastic wrap to help shape it into a ball.
Then roll the ball into the bacon mixture that you chopped up, and place on a serving tray.
Can I Make This Cheese Ball In Advance
Yes, you can make this ranch cheese ball in advance. The cheeseball has to be refrigerated for at least one hour before you serve.
You can make this cheese ball the night before you plan to serve. If you want to ensure the bacon stays fresh, you can just keep the cheese ball in the plastic wrap in the fridge.
Then right before you go to serve, unwrap the ball, roll in the bacon mixture and then serve it up.
What To Serve With Ths Bacon Cheese Ball
- Crisp Fresh Veggies – Celery sticks, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, etc.
- Low Carb Crackers
- Low Carb Tortilla chips
Honestly, you can pair your cheese ball with almost anything you would like.
We tend to do veggies and a few crackers to have options for our guests.
How Long Do Cheese Balls Last
Because you are using green onions in this recipe for the bacon ranch cheese ball you will find it only stores for up to three days.
The green onions will go bad first out of the mixture, along with the bacon.
If you were doing a cheese ball with no fresh herbs or meat, you could easily store it for probably five days.
Can I Use Homemade Ranch Mix For This Cheeseball Recipe
Of course, if you prefer to make your own homemade ranch mix go right ahead.
Can I Make Them Into Mini Cheese Bites
You bet! All you have to do is take a cookie scoop to measure up the cheese balls and then roll them in small bowls. Then mix the outer coating and you have mini cheese ball bites.
If you make cheese balls that are mini you could stick a toothpick in it, for a bite-size appetizer if you wanted.
Can You Freeze Homemade Cheese Balls
You can freeze this cheese ball. The one thing you want to do is leave off the bacon mixture that you will roll your cheese ball in.
The reason you leave it off is it will become soft as it thaws. Keep your cheese ball wrapped in the plastic wrapper and then place it in a freezer bag or airtight container.
Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to serve it up. Then right before you to serve just place your nut and bacon mixture and roll it around.
Searching for more easy appetizers
- Keto BBQ Chicken Slides | These are bite-size chicken sandwiches that are incredible. Whip these up for the ultimate protein-packed appetizer.
- Low Carb Jalapeno Popper Dip | Here is a great dip recipe to serve up. Creamy, savory, and loaded with jalapeno flavor in every bite.
- BLT Bites | Another recipe that features bacon is these BLT bites. Crisp, savory and light but tasty.
Don’t wait and try this delicious homemade bacon ranch cheeseball. You will love the salty flavor from the bacon, tang from the ranch and the creamy from the cream cheese.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, half of the bacon, onion, seasonings, and Worcestershire sauce until completely blended.
- Using plastic wrap, shape the cheese mixture into a ball.
- Transfer to a serving plate.
- Press the remaining bacon into the sides.
- Refrigerate at least one hour prior to serving.
- Serve with low carb crackers or vegetable dippers.
3 Tablespoons of the dry ranch seasoning mix equals one ranch packet.
Serving Size1/24 of Recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 105Total Fat 9gCarbohydrates 2gProtein 4g