Football Cheese Ball

Serves: 20 Save

Ingredients (11)

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (two 8-ounce packages)
  • 3 tablespoons bottled ranch dressing, I used Hidden Valley Ranch original
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives divided
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • 12 ounces center-cut bacon, cooked & crumbled, divided (this will yield about 3/4 cup bacon crumbles)
  • 1 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • 2 slices white cheddar cheese, from the deli and sliced thin
  • butter crackers like Ritz brand, to serve with


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