Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Great twist on an old time party treat!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) packagegrated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (toasted)


  1. mix cream cheese and dressing mix, add cheddar cheese, mix well.
  2. (works best if you use your hands!) Form into a ball.
  3. Roll in chopped nuts.
  4. great with crackers or veggies.


Most Helpful

you know i tried this and i must say my dads cheese balls are much better than this. they just didn't come together like his do. i even had my father try it and he thinks his balls are much tastier

donegall July 09, 2006

I agree with Connie. My Bro-in-law makes this ALL the time with 2 (8 oz) blocks of cream cheese and it is the BOMB!!! Instead of cheddar cheese, he uses bleu cheese and it is fantastic. Someone might want to let Skssandy that there's a typo.

Daniele1969 January 01, 2005

Based on other recipes, I really think this recipe had a type-o, and it should have read 2 blocks of cream cheese. That is the way I made it, and it turned out well. DH can't stop eating it!

Connie K June 13, 2004

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