Easiest, Best Cheese Ball

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by LorenLou

It is the best and easiest....everyone loves it. From the family cookbook. Cook time is refrigeration time.

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

Hi LorenLou:-) made your best cheese ball yesterday,...it sure lives up to it's name, I added some fresh chopped garlic to the mixture, as my DH and myself are big-time garlic lovers, grated the cheddar on fine grate, as it mixes in better, and also put in a tbsp. of crumbled blue cheese...I think that the Ranch dressing mix really brings out a super zip in the flavour...great recipe LorenLou:-) I will be making this again for my house Christmas party coming up in a few weeks...keep up the great work! :-)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (I use reduced fat)
  • 4 12 ounces grated cheddar cheese (prefer sharp)
  • 1 envelope hidden valley ranch dressing mix (original flavor)
  • chopped pecans


  1. Let cheeses come to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cheeses.
  3. As you are mixing, gradually sprinkle a bit of the dressing mix over the cheese and mix in.
  4. Continue to sprinkle slowly, adding until the entire package is used.
  5. (At this point you can refrigerate for about 30 minutes if necessary to"firm up" before rolling into ball).
  6. Roll the mixture into one large or two small cheese balls.
  7. Roll in the chopped pecans.
  8. Serve with wheat thins or your preferred cracker.

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