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Bacon Ranch Cheeseball with crackers

Bacon Ranch Cheeseball

Yummy, easy-to-make and addictive cheeseball appetizer! Cheeseball is flavored with bacon, cheddar, green onions and ranch, then coated with crunchy shaved almonds. Perfect for holidays, parties, potlucks and game day!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerating time: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 379kcal
Author: MinShien

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 5 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp ranch seasoning mix (powdered)
  • 1/2 cup shaved almonds
  • 1 box buttery crackers

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees, line bacon (do not overlap) on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, bake for 14-20 minutes (see Note 1).
  • Remove bacon and chop into small pieces. Slice green onions.
  • In a bowl, combine softened cream cheese, bacon pieces, sliced green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and ranch seasoning mix.
  • Shape cheese mixture into a ball - use clear plastic wrap to wrap around the mixture and then shape into a ball. Refrigerate cheeseball wrapped in plastic wrap for about an hour, or until cheeseball is firmed.
  • Remove cheeseball from fridge. Remove clear plastic wrap and coat the cheeseball with shaved almonds.
    Coating cheeseball with shaved almonds
  • Serve with buttery crackers. Enjoy!

Notes

Note 1: Cook time will vary depending on thickness of bacon etc, so check at the 14 minute mark and cook for longer needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg
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