Ranch and Ham Cheese Ball

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If you are already feeling sugared out with the holidays, here is a snack that has no sugar whatsoever. I made this ranch and ham cheese ball as an appetizer for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit. Adults and kids alike couldn’t get enough of it. It think it would make a great neighbor gift with a box of crackers. And it will balance out all the sweet treats, what a bonus!
ham cheese ball-recipe

Yummy Ranch and Ham Cheese Ball

8oz cream cheese (I prefer light because it is softer and easier to spread)
1 Tbsp ranch dressing mix (I used homemade)
1/2-3/4 cup very finely diced ham (I chopped mine in the food processor)
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
1/4-1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
Beat cream cheese and ranch dressing mix till smooth. Add ham and cheese and mix well. Wrap in plastic wrap and form into a ball or log. Chill for at least an hour. Unwrap and roll in chopped nuts. Re-wrap and chill. Serve with crackers.


  1. Terry Schuh says:

    This looks delicious and so easy. I’ve been assigned cheese and crackers to my in-law’s Christmas party – this will be a great addition.
    Thanks for posting it

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