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This Five-Ingredient Cheese Ball Is the Answer to All of Your Appetizer Needs

Cheese is a beloved snack by many – and you can use it to make pretty much anything, from baked brie to queso blanco. No cheese snack really does the trick, however, quite like a cheese ball. Made with cream cheese, shredded cheddar, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, and chopped pecans, this soon-to-be favorite appetizer is creamy and crunchy in all the best ways. Plus, it’s simple and affordable to make. Take a peek at the ingredients and directions below to get started.


  • 8-ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8-ounces sour cream
  • 8-ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ (8-ounce) envelope ranch dressing mix
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Mix cheddar cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and ranch dressing mix.
  2. Chill for 1 hour or until the cheese ball has set and is no longer soft and/or warm.
  3. Roll the set cheese ball in chopped pecans, so that it has a pecan “crust.”
  4. Serve chilled with crackers. Enjoy!

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