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Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheeseball Recipe

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Check out this easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheeseball Recipe! Make a simple appetizer to share with family and friends! Looking for more easy appetizers? I have so many cheese ball recipes to share!

Having a simple starter to snack on that you don’t have to cook is a great recipe to latch onto this time of year! All you need are crackers, chips, or veggies to snack.

Check out this giant list of Appetizers: Recipes for Your Next Party that you’ll want to start planning!

Don’t you just love a good cheeseball recipe? Nothing quite like the flavor and taste, knowing that it’s made with simple ingredients that everyone will love.

I’ve served this at holiday gatherings, family get-togethers, and more. It’s super delicious to have for a movie night, too!

I love making easy chicken recipes like this!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheeseball Recipe

I used to think that shaping a cheeseball was hard, but not anymore. The easy directions in the printable recipe card below tell you exactly how to make a perfect cheeseball every time!

The added bacon and chicken not only add flavor, but they’re great for adding protein to every bite as well. The flavors mesh together so well with this dish!

The kids will actually have a lot of fun making this simple appetizer, too. It’s one that the entire family can join in together and make!

What is the best tip to remember when making a cheeseball?

The best tip to remember when making a cheeseball is to experiment with different ingredients and flavors.

Cheeseballs can be made from any cheese, herbs, and spices. Whether you like something savory or sweet, there is sure to be a combination of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds.

Try roasted red peppers and garlic for a savory option or cream cheese and jams for a sweet treat.

Whatever the combination, it is important that all ingredients are blended well before the ball is rolled into its outer layer.

Ultimately, cheeseballs provide an easy way to create something delicious with minimal effort.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Homemade Cheese Ball Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

I love meal planning because it helps communicate to the family what is coming for dinner. It helps me to stress less and enjoy the process of cooking even more.

Here is a super simple way to meal plan!

Main Dish: Buffalo Chicken Ring Recipe

Vegetable Side: Asparagus and Cheese Soup Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Pink Mocktails

Don’t forget Dessert: OREO Cream Cheese Cookies Recipe

Best Appetizer Recipes:

Once you make this Simple Cheese Ball Recipe, it’s time to expand into even more new recipes and ideas. Appetizers are so fun to make – I can’t ever get enough.

Here are some of the best appetizer recipes to add to your meal-planning radar!

I love making this Macho Nachos Appetizer and sharing it with the family.

Follow the steps for this easy East Asian Style Wings recipe – trust me!

These Spinach Dip Bites are great for a holiday!

Now is the time to give this Chili Cheese Dip a try.

I think that you’ll love this Jalapeno Popper Dip recipe. Spicy and yummy!

The boys in the family are obsessed over this Pulled Pork BBQ Nachos Recipe!

Check out my top recipe for Avocado Chipotle Wings!

How do you store a leftover cheeseball?

When storing a leftover cheeseball, it is important to ensure that the food is properly sealed and placed in a refrigerator or freezer. Storing the cheeseball can help to extend its shelf life and maintain its flavor.

An airtight container with a lid should ensure that the cheeseball will not dry out while in storage. It is also important to note that the cheese ball should be eaten within five days of being stored.

As with any perishable food, proper storage can help prevent food-borne illnesses due to bacteria growth, thus ensuring you can enjoy your leftovers safely.

More Cheeseball Recipes:

Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheeseball Recipe

Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheeseball Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheeseball recipe is a great starter or simple appetizer. The perfect flavors to dip and enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup of Shredded Cheese
  • 3/4 of a packet of Dry Ranch Mix
  • 1/8 tsp of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 cup of Real Bacon Bits
  • 2 bundles of chopped green onions
  • 1 cup of diced cooked Chicken
  • Crackers/veggies (for dipping)

Instructions

  1. Add the cream cheese, ranch mix, cheese, and onion powder into a bowl and mix.
  2. Add the bacon bits, chicken, and green onions. Knead the mixture with your hands to combine.
  3. Roll it into a ball and put it on a serving plate or platter.
  4. Place in the fridge for 1 hour. Serve!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 359mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/16/2022

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