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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball!

The very best Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball made with simple keto friendly ingredients. Whip one up in just minutes.

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Everyone loves a Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball. Well just about everyone 😂

I made a version of this for my old website and it somehow got lost along the way. But I promise you I think this version in better. I use my usual recipe for a bacon cheese ball and added my very delicious Keto Ranch Dressing. It is pretty delicious if I do say so myself.

So what do you need to make the perfect keto friendly bacon ranch cheese ball? Read on for a quick how to make, and some tasty “extras” to add in and customise your cream cheese ball recipe.

close up of cheese ball with piece out of it

BACON RANCH CHEESE BALL INGREDIENTS

It is so easy to make a bacon ranch cheese ball. The ingredients are pretty “loose” in my opinion but for macros and net carbs sake I have given you some very easy measures to go by.

So here is what I have used in my cheese ball recipe

4 streaky bacon rashers

Shredded Mexican cheese – this gives a great look to the cheese ball due to both white and yellow cheddar cheeses. For Aussies I used Woolworths brand that already comes shredded and chop it a little finer.

Cream Cheese

Green Onions

Keto Ranch Dressing

Seasonings – Season well with salt and pepper and add any extras you like. I love chilli flakes or jalapeños.

Pecans or walnuts

brown plate with crumbed cheese and crackers

HOW TO MAKE A BACON RANCH CHEESE BALL

A cheese ball is super simple to make. Here is my quick guide to making the best bacon cheddar ranch cheese ball ever! 😂

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Finely chop bacon and fry until crispy. Drain on paper towel and cool.
  • Into one bowl place half the cooled bacon, cream cheese, Ranch Dressing, three quarters of the shredded cheese, 1 tbsp of green onion, 1 tbsp pecans, 1 teaspoon of poppyseeds and season to taste.
ingredients process shot
  • To mix together I just glove up and combine with my hands and shape into a large ball
Bacon cheese ball ingredients
  • Place remaining ingredients into a separate bowl. Roll cheese ball to evenly coat with crumb.
close up of bacon cheese ball with piece out of it
  • Refrigerate and serve with crackers or antipasto platter and crackers.

THERMOMIX® METHOD

I have also included very simple instructions for making a bacon cheese ball using a Thermomix.

  • Finely chop bacon and fry until crispy. Drain on paper towel and cool.
  • Place half the cooled bacon, cream cheese, Ranch Dressing, three quarters of the shredded cheese, 1 tbsp of green onion, 1 tbsp pecans, 1 teaspoon of poppyseeds into the mixer bowl. Season to taste. Mix 10 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides and repeat as needed. Follow from step 4 above.
Cheese ball on a brown plate

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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

This is one seriously good keto friendly Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball. Ready in just minutes it is the perfect keto friendly entertaining recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Dips and Spreads, sides
Cuisine: American, Australian Keto
Keyword: bacon cheese ball, bacon ranch cheese ball, keto bacon ranch cheese ball
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 8 people
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices streaky bacon
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Keto Ranch Dressing Click for the recipe
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • 2 tablespoons green onion thinly sliced, green part only
  • 1/4 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons poppyseeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

OPTIONAL

  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes or 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeños

TO SERVE

  • Keto Crackers
  • Antipasto Platter

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Finely chop bacon and fry until crispy. Drain on paper towel and cool.
  • Into one bowl place half the cooled bacon, cream cheese, Ranch Dressing, three quarters of the shredded cheese, 1 tbsp of green onion, 1 tbsp pecans, 1 teaspoon of poppyseeds and season to taste.
  • To mix together I just glove up and combine with my hands and shape into a large ball
  • Place remaining ingredients into a separate bowl. Roll cheese ball to evenly coat with crumb.
  • Refrigerate and serve with crackers or antipasto platter and crackers.

THERMOMIX® METHOD

  • Finely chop bacon and fry until crispy. Drain on paper towel and cool.
  • Place half the cooled bacon, cream cheese, Ranch Dressing, three quarters of the shredded cheese, 1 tbsp of green onion, 1 tbsp pecans, 1 teaspoon of poppyseeds into the mixer bowl. Season to taste. Mix 10 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides and repeat as needed. Follow from step 4 above.

Notes

STORAGE
Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
TO SERVE
Serve with a collection of your favourite keto crackers, meats and roasted vegetables.
Bacon Ranch Cheese ball can be made a couple of days ahead if needed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 576IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 13mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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    2 Comments

  • Lynn H says:

    5 stars
    Another fantastic recipe to show that Keto is doable, even when entertaining!
    I made mine into a log shape, and it was such a hit everyone wanted the deets! I didn’t put the chili flakes, instead used nigella seeds (which I love, and was quite a conversation starter).
    This recipe will be on high rotation with the crackers…perfect combo!

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