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Easter Appetizer Carrot Cheese Ball

Easy make-ahead Easter appetizer, a fun and festive carrot shaped cheese ball.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese at room temperature
  • 1 oz package ranch seasoning mix
  • 5 strips cooked bacon finely chopped
  • 2 cups finely shredded sharp cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Let cream cheese and sharp cheddar come to room temperature. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch dressing mix.

  2. Transfer cheese mixtures to a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a rounded triangle. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Can be made several days ahead.

  3. Right before serving, place on a serving plate and press finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese onto cheese ball. Use fresh parsley as carrot top. Serve with crackers.