Bacon-Ranch Cheese Ball
Source of Recipe
Ree Drummond, "The Pioneer Woman"
"Get your next party started with the ultimate crowd-pleaser!"
Recipe Link: https://tinyurl.com/2p99dhs2
List of Ingredients
◦ 8 slices bacon
◦ 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces
◦ 8 ounces white cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
◦ 2 tablespoons sour cream
◦ 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning (half of a 1-ounce packet)
◦ 5 scallions, white parts finely chopped and green parts sliced
◦ Cooking spray
◦ Crackers, for serving
Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning, until crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Combine the cream cheese, cheddar, sour cream, ranch seasoning, scallion whites, and two of the bacon slices in a food processor and process until well combined, about 30 seconds.
Chop the remaining six slices of bacon and mix with the scallion greens on a plate; spread it out. Scoop the cheese mixture onto the plate with a rubber spatula. Coat your hands with cooking spray and shape the cheese mixture into a ball. Roll and press the ball in the bacon-scallion mixture to coat. Refrigerate the cheese ball for at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with crackers.
Makes 8 to 10 servings