Cheddar Cheese Ball

An easy cheddar cheese ball recipe made with cream cheese, ranch seasoning and of course, cheddar cheese. Large enough to serve at parties!

Updated 06/17/21

Angled view of the cheddar cheese ball with a chunk missing on a cracker. Surrounded by crackers.

What is a cheese ball made of?

A cheese ball normally starts with a mixture of cream cheese, grated cheese or semi-firm cheese with added flavorings. Usually, cheese balls are rolled into a ball and then rolled in nuts. This cheddar cheese ball recipe doesn’t call for nuts, but you could easily roll it in chopped up pecan bits.

What do you eat with a cheese ball?

Fruit slices, such as pear and apples. Pretzels, Pita or Pita Chips, Breads or crackers. In my opinion, this cheese ball tastes great with bread or crackers.

How long will a cheese ball last?

A cheese ball will last up to 2 weeks if kept in an airtight container in the fridge.

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A cheddar cheese ball with a chunk missing on a cracker and a knife sticking out of the top. Surrounded by crackers.
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Cheddar Cheese Ball

This is an easy cheddar cheese ball recipe made with cream cheese, ranch seasoning and of course, cheddar cheese. Large enough to serve at parties!
Course Appetizers, snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar cheese ball recipe, cheese ball for crackers, cheese ball for party, cheese ball recipe, cheese ball recipe with cream cheese, cheese ball without bacon, cheese ball without green onions, cheese ball without onions, cream cheese ball recipe, how to make a cheese ball, ranch cheese ball
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Set 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 Cheese Ball
Calories 1694kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 Oz Cream Cheese, Softened 2 pkg
  • 2 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 Oz Ranch Dressing Mix Package (Dry)

Instructions

  • Mash cream cheese.
  • Mix in cheddar cheese and ranch dressing mix.
  • Place cheese mixture on a piece of plastic wrap and form into a ball.
  • Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Serve with crackers or veggies of your choice.

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 1694kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 142g | Fat: 98g | Saturated Fat: 63g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 351mg | Sodium: 7065mg | Potassium: 1538mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 3071IU | Calcium: 3629mg | Iron: 3mg
Close up overhead view of the cheddar cheese ball.
Angled view of a cheddar cheese ball with a chunk missing on a cracker ready to eat. Surrounded by crackers.
The whole cheddar cheese ball on a plate with a knife ready to cut into and surrounded by crackers.

17 Comments

  1. Sounds delicious to me! I love appetizer recipes like this!
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life recently posted…Pita Panzanella Salad with Steak {Guest Post}My Profile

  2. This sounds yummy and really easy! I’m going to try this out on my bunch. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. Hope you join us again tomorrow.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze
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  3. KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper

    Oh yeah! talk about easy cheesy! this is it! Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you Thursday! Pinned theKitchenChopper.com

  4. Your Cheese Ball looks great Bobbie, I love the pecans. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
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    Miz Helen
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  5. This looks so yummy and I love how it only has a couple of ingredients! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

    • I love munching on it throughout the week. Hope you get the chance to try it. Appreciate you stopping by and checking it out!

      Have a great day!

  6. this looks delicious.
    Debi
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  7. YUM one of my favorite things to eat at parties 🙂

    • They’re addicting, aren’t they? I can just stand there and eat and eat and eat. Thanks for stopping Alexis!! Much appreciated!

      Have a great day!

  8. Thanks Nicole!! I’ve been told I’m a cheeseball at times 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!!

    Have a great day!

  9. These are actually great for parties – they’d be a hit!!
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