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Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

This Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball is perfect for Holiday season entertaining. Center it on a serving platter surrounded with crackers or toasted baguette for a visually stunning holiday appetizer. Whether it be football Sunday or Turkey Day itself, this is a delicious make-ahead party food that is so simple to prepare.

Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheeseball

Inside is a creamy, cream cheese-based cheese ball flavored with a packet of Hidden Valley® Ranch Dip Mix.

Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheeseball

I love having a box of these packets in my pantry and use them for everything from potato salad to chicken fingers to roasted potato wedges. There’s no easier way to add a ton of awesome flavor to your food.

Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheeseball

Outside, the Bacon Ranch Jalapeno Cheese Ball is completely covered in finely chopped bacon, jalapeno, and green onion. So much flavor!

The cheese ball is super easy to shape using a piece of Glad Press’n Seal. It’s something I always have on hand in my kitchen. Not only is Glad Press’n Seal perfect for wrapping up all those Thanksgiving leftovers,but it’s great for rolling out pie dough, or to use as a protective barrier to keep your cookbook pages or I-pad from getting splatters while you cook.

Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheeseball

I love that Glad Press’n Seal seals tightly to just about any surface, including food. Wrap the cheese ball tightly, and it will stay fresh and flavorful for at least several days in the refrigerator. So convenient during the busy holiday season.

Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheeseball

Both Glad Press’n Seal and Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix can be purchased at Walmart, the one-stop destination for all your entertaining needs.

For me, cheese balls are a must for the Holidays. Because, who can resist cheese? Especially cheese that’s all dressed up and looking pretty. Cheese balls may be a little old-fashioned, but they are always a crowd pleaser.

For more holiday entertaining tips and recipes, be sure to check out www.walmart.com/holidayfavorites!

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Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make.

Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheeseball

Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

This easy Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball is covered in bacon and green onions. So easy to make for a party.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (1-ounce) package Hidden Valley® Ranch Dip Mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Hidden Valley, cheddar cheese, and half the jalapeno and half the green onion. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
  • Place mixture in freezer for 20 minutes. (It will be easier to shape if it is firmer.)
  • Shape mixture into a ball and place on a piece of Glad Press ‘n Seal. Wrap the Glad Press ‘n Seal around the cheese ball and use it to shape the ball more evenly.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour and up to 2 days.
  • Before serving, unwrap cheese ball and press it into a mixture of crumbled bacon, jalapeno, and green onion.


Calories: 154kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: gameday, spicy

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11 thoughts on “Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball”

  1. Made this for a small group. My husband says it’s the best cheese ball he’s had. Definitely will make again.

  2. Richard E. Harrison

    My sister requested for me to make this for Thanksgiving! Usually get stuck with all the work of baking, not this time!
    Simple and easy to do but, soooooo good!
    Gave a sample to my sis., to try and she loved it!
    I had to double the recipe!

  3. We will be doing a cheeseball table for a wedding reception. This looks amazing Could this be frozen for a week?

  4. Well, here we are again. 9am and I’m feigning over a jalapeno bacon ranch cheeseball. Totally normal, right? Right. But come on, who could resist this thing!? Looks insanely good!

  5. Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    Oh goodness, my husband would go NUTS for this! Love that you used the jalapeno!

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