Ranch Cheeseball

It's that time of year...holiday gatherings are being organized, gifts are being bought.  This is a super easy recipe that I like to serve at parties and holiday gatherings.  It can be made days ahead of time too.  Don't let the stress of entertaining get to you.  Enjoy this simple recipe instead!!

2 pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dry dressing mix
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans

1.  Mix cream cheese, ranch mix, and cheddar cheese together.  Let chill in refrigerator.
2.  After firm, form into a ball and roll in pecans.
3.  Serve with your favorite crackers.

Source: a Mandatory Mooch original recipe

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  1. This cheeseball sounds wonderful :))

    1. Thanks, Marilyn. It is so easy and super yummy. Enjoy!! Nichi

  2. Perfect cheeseball for the holidays. Saw your recipe on Inside BruCrew. Would love for you to share on Thursday's Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-2/

  3. YUMMY! I am cheese's biggest fan. Seriously. I love cheese. And I love ranch. I must try this! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays, Nichi!

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  4. I Have never had a home made cheese ball. Store bought ones make me itch. Nothing in here makes me think that will happen. Perhaps I will try this. Thank you for the recipe.

    Garrett @TheGrowingPatch

    1. You are very welcome!! Thanks for visiting. Nichi

    2. Cheeseball + crackers = Christmas Eve at my house! This makes me want to make my own again.

  5. Hi! I just wanted to let you know I am including this in a 35 Christmas party appetizers and drinks collection over at Mommy's Sweet Confessions. Thank you!

  6. I bet this is delicious! Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches :)

  7. I have been making This cheese Ball for over thirty years after I saw it published in the Houston Chronicle. I also add 1/2 cup of sour cream.

  8. YUM! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  9. Hi Nichi,
    Your Ranch Cheeseball will be perfect for the season, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. What a great appetizer for the holiday's or a Super Bowl party! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see what you share this week.

  11. Great simple, yet elegant recipe. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.
    Your co host from Nosh My Way,


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