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How to make Mini Bacon Onion Ranch Cheese Balls

Mini Bacon Onion Ranch Cheese Balls

Mini Bacon Onion Ranch Cheese Balls are the perfect bite-sized appetizer for all your holiday parties, gameday tailgating & poolside snacking. So good, loaded with bacon, fried onions, cheddar cheese & more PLUS they are easy to make too!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheese, onion, ranch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30 cheese balls


  • 12 ounces cream cheese – softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 pkt dry ranch seasoning
  • 3 tsp fried onions
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp minced onions
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • 2 tsp chopped parsley
  • 25-30 pretzel sticks


  • Add the softened cream cheese to a mixing bowl along with the cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning, fried onions, granulated garlic & minced onions.
  • Use a firm spoon or silicone spatula to fold & mix the ingredients together until well incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, combine bacon bits & parsley.
  • Scoop cheese mixture using a teaspoon & roll into bite-sized portions.
  • Drop into the bacon/parsley mixture and roll around until coated.
  • Place on the serving platter & place a pretzel stick into each cheese ball before serving.