Easy Cheese ball

This year for our very first Christmas open house I tried a few new recipes. This cheese ball was a huge hit and even the boys asked if I would make it again for snack time. It was super easy. I made it ahead of time and froze it, I took it out 3 days before the party to thaw and it was delicious.


2 (8 ounce) packaged of cream cheese, softened
1 package ranch dressing mix
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (I omitted these).


  1. In a medium size bowl, mash cream cheese. Mix dressing mix and Cheddar cheese into the cream cheese. Shape the mixture into a ball. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Yum!

I thought it might be good next time to add a little bacon to the cheese ball, but it was good just how it was.

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