Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

3 ingredients! No way! This recipe is oh my gosh delicious and oh my gosh easy. My step grandma (A) made this for holidays. Its a great thing to take to a party, always a hit. A always served this with wheat thins, and I do too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • paprika
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 (1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • pecans, crushed (for garnish) (optional)


  1. Combine cheese and ranch dressing mix and shape into a ball.
  2. Refrigerate it until it is firm again.
  3. Thoroughly cover with paprika.
  4. Optional: garnish with pecans to make a pretty star.
Most Helpful

Made for PAC2009. This was an hor'duerve for Easter dinner table. You got thmbs up all around the table. Served with several different crackers and "scoops" corn chips. I did make some ahead and literally scooped some of the cheese ball mix into these little cups of corn chips and topped with a sliced olice. Fabulous and super simple recipe. Another go to recipe for summer and take to friends houses. Thank you baby Pac

Chef1MOM-Connie April 13, 2009

Simply wonderful! Truly a masterpiece of culinary invention!

Ganjika June 06, 2008