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Ranch Cheddar Cheese Ball

This cheese ball has a rich ranch flavor and lots of delicious sharp cheddar cheese.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar, cheese ball, ranch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 446 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 oz Ranch seasoning mix (1 packet)
  • 3 tbsp minced chives
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Westminster sharp cheddar cheese

Topping:

  • 1 1/4 cups lightly salted almonds
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley
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Instructions

  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and Ranch seasoning mix in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until completely smooth.

  2. Add minced chives, minced parsley, and shredded sharp cheddar cheese to the bowl. Use a rubber spatula to mix everything very well, until all is evenly incorporated. 

  3. Cover a deep soup bowl with a large piece of saran wrap and transfer the cheese mixture into it. Bring all edges of saran wrap together and twist. Make sure the ball is tightly wrapped and shape it into an even ball. 

  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before coating it. (The cheese ball can be refrigerated overnight if needed.)

  5. To easily crush whole almonds, place them into a zip-lock bag and use a meat tenderizer to crush almonds. Get some stress out but don't crush them too much or you will end up with nothing but crumbs.

  6. Combine crushed almonds and parsley together and spread them out on a large cutting board.

  7. Unwrap cheese ball and roll it in the crushed almond mixture. 

  8. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Ranch Cheddar Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 592mg26%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 286mg29%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.