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“It is the best and easiest....everyone loves it. From the family cookbook. Cook time is refrigeration time.”
1 cheese ball

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (I use reduced fat)
  • 4 12 ounces grated cheddar cheese (prefer sharp)
  • 1 envelope hidden valley ranch dressing mix (original flavor)
  • chopped pecans


  1. Let cheeses come to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cheeses.
  3. As you are mixing, gradually sprinkle a bit of the dressing mix over the cheese and mix in.
  4. Continue to sprinkle slowly, adding until the entire package is used.
  5. (At this point you can refrigerate for about 30 minutes if necessary to"firm up" before rolling into ball).
  6. Roll the mixture into one large or two small cheese balls.
  7. Roll in the chopped pecans.
  8. Serve with wheat thins or your preferred cracker.

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