I am all about food that doesn't have to be cooked. In fact, my most called-for dishes by friends, family, and my Prince are oreo truffles, crunchy cole slaw salad, and my manly cheeseball, all of which involve no heat (except a slight microwave portion for the truffles). Anyways... I had read of a cheeseball that used ranch seasoning for flavor and thought it sounded fun to try. Usually cheeseballs are covered in crushed nuts, but one of my best friends is allergic... so I needed to think of something else. Then I thought of my dear husband and what he loves most... ranch dressing and bacon (not together...although I am sure he wouldn't mind that either). So I began experimenting with it and it was very well received.... here's the recipe:
2 8 oz packages of cream cheese (slightly softened)
3 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar
1 ranch seasoning packet
Mix these three ingredients and then roll into a ball (or log if you prefer). Then, just cover in bacon bits. It's really yummy and a much more manly cheeseball than any other I have come across. My husband and his friends LOVE it! And it is super easy to make!!! It looks a lot like this picture...
I'm linking this to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam!