Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves, divided
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 (1-ounce) package Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • In a small bowl, combine half of the bacon, pecans and 2 tablespoons parsley; set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, Ranch Seasoning, Worcestershire and remaining bacon and parsley on medium-high until well combined and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in the prepared bacon-pecan mixture.
  • Serve with crackers.

Prep Time 2 hours, 15 minutes | Cook Time 10 minutes | Total Time 2 hours, 25 minutes

Yield 8 servings | SmartPoints : 10

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