Jalapeño Christmas Cheese Ball
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 1 cheeseball
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 ounce can diced jalapeños, drained
  • 4 ounce can diced fire-roasted green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
For the ranch seasoning (can sub in 2 packages of ranch dressing mix, like Hidden Valley)
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Place all ingredients, including ranch seasoning ingredients, EXCEPT pecans, in a large bowl. Stir until well combined (I used my Kitchenaid mixer with the paddle attachment on low speed to do this). Form into a ball and roll in the chopped pecans until thoroughly coated. Chill for at least an hour. Serve with crackers.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/jalapeno-christmas-cheese-ball/