Ranch & Onion Cheeseball
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This Ranch and Onion Cheeseball is so easy to make and will be loved by all! Perfect for holidays or snacking!
New Year’s Eve is just a couple of days away & I don’t know about you, but we ALWAYS have a cheeseball with crackers to snack on. We also like to munch on my Chili Cheese Chip Dip! It’s just one of those nights where you skip dinner & munch the whole night long.
This is a simple cheeseball generally liked by all. And I rolled mine in crushed crackers because I know some people don’t like nuts or are allergic to them. The only thing about the cracker coating, is that it does take on some of the moisture from the cheeseball as it sits in the fridge for a few days, so try & get it eaten up sooner than later.
Ranch & Onion Cheeseball
- 2 (8oz) packages Neufchatel Cream Cheese
- 2 packets dry Ranch Mix
- 3-4 green onions, thinly sliced
- 6-10 buttery crackers, crushed
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, ranch mix, and green onions until incorporated.
- Using a spatula, scoop cheese mixture onto large piece of plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic around the cream cheese mixture to create a ball shape. Roll ball into cracker crumbs. Keep covered & refrigerated if not eating right away. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
13 Comments on “Ranch & Onion Cheeseball”
Honestly, this was great just as written. I used the buttermilk ranch mix packet, and it may have been a bit too salty for some, but I loved it. I should have chopped the onions a bit smaller, too, as I served it to teens, but they ate half of it, so it must have been pretty great.
Thanks for your comment! Glad you liked it!
Hi, Amber, I love this, it sounds delicious! I am pinning this and sharing it over at FB and Twitter. I would love it if you would stop by the Celebrate Your Story link party over at Celebrate and Decorate, I think my readers would love it!
I always add chipped ham taste like ham roll-ups without all the work
Mmm! Sounds like a great addition! Thanks for sharing!
I always use the pkgs. of chipped beef to roll my cheese ball in. I also add some to the cheese ball…Yum Yum.
I’ve never tried that! Thanks for the suggestion!
this is an ‘old’ recipe I know, but on the off chance that someone is reading this, can you tell me what RANCH MIX is – when I lived in USA I seem to remember that American dips (which were so popular!!) always seemed to include some salty/artificial flavour/dry packet mix – is that what RANCH MIX is? Any suggestion for an alternative/replacement for those of us who live in Europe?!
Hi Ann! In the United States the salad dressing of choice is Ranch and they sell a powdered version of it at the stores that you mix with mayonnaise and buttermilk to make the dressing, so that’s what the Ranch Mix is. You can make a homemade version. This recipe I found seems to be the closest to the store-bought packet of Ranch Mix: http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/2014/04/04/homemade-buttermilk-ranch-dressing-mix/ 1 packet of Ranch Mix equals about 3 TBSP so if you adjust the measurements to make that much or just add those seasonings to your preferred tastes that would work as well. You can leave out the dry buttermilk if you like, it will just be less tangy. Good luck!
We always have a cheeseball on New Year’s Eve, too! I may have to switch our usual one for this one!
Oh yeah, this looks really yummy. I think I may make this for New Years Day football time.
I have a question, because I know you are a culinary graduate and will know the answer. Is there a difference between Cream Cheese and Neufchatel Cream Cheese? If yes, what is it? Just curious. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas
The biggest difference is fat content; Neufchatel has about 1/3 less fat. Second difference is moisture content; Neufchatel is slightly higher in moisture. The flavors are basically the same. Smooth, slightly tangy & both are spreadable. So when it comes down to it, they are basically the same, & I like to save a few fat calories, so I prefer Neufchatel 🙂