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Bacon-Ranch Cheese Balls

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Bacon-Ranch Cheese Balls
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24
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Mix cheddar and cream cheese with crumbled bits of bacon for a quick party appetizer that pairs perfectly with crackers, flatbread or veggies.
Updated Jan 23, 2015

Ingredients

  • 20 slices bacon
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded white Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix (milk recipe)

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon in batches until crisp; drain on paper towels. Cool; crumble bacon.
  • 2
    Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, dressing mix and 1/3 cup of the crumbled bacon.
  • 3
    Shape mixture into 24 (1 1/2-inch) balls; roll cheese balls in remaining crumbled bacon. Place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Spread the cheese on crackers, flatbread or veggies.

Nutrition

140 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 2g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Total Fat
11g
0%
Saturated Fat
6g
0%
Sodium
330mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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