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Dill Pickle Ranch Cheese Ball

Author Laura Doerr


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 packet dry ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 5 oz dried beef such as Hormel
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles diced
  • 1 tbsp pickle juice
  • crackers and veggies for serving


  1. Dice up the dried beef into small pieces. Set about 1/3 of it aside to use as the coating on the outside of the cheese ball.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, ranch seasoning, cheddar cheese, 2/3 of the diced dried beef, pickles, and pickle juice. Stir until well combined. 

  3. Form into a round ball. On a flat surface such as a cutting board, coat the cheese ball with the remaining 1/3 of the dried beef. Wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve with crackers, pretzels, and veggies!

Recipe Notes

Some people use ham instead of dried beef, but I really prefer the dried beef. You can find it by the canned tuna and chicken at the grocery sore.