1 (5 oz.) package Oscar Meyer precooked bacon pieces
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves, divided
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 (1-ounce) package Ranch Seasoning/Dressing mix
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- In a small bowl, combine half of the bacon pieces, pecans and 2 tablespoons parsley; set aside. (This is the mixture you will roll cheese ball in.)
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, garlic, cheddar cheese, Ranch seasoning, Worcestershire and remaining bacon and parsley on medium-high until well combined.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in the prepared bacon-pecan mixture.
- Serve with crackers and veggies. Enjoy!
Original recipe visit: Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball @ life-in-the-lofthouse.com