Homemade Buffalo Cheese Ball

Our friends, Matt and Adrienne, recently bought a beautiful house in the suburbs of Cleveland.  So, this past weekend, Sean and I drove to Ohio to attend their housewarming party.  It was so good to see them and spend time with them and other friends that we don’t get to see nearly enough.  There was so much food, beer, and laughter.  I woke up Sunday morning, and my stomach muscles actually hurt from all of the laughing that I did.  It was a wonderful weekend.

Homemade Buffalo Cheese Ball | A Nerd Cooks

To help out, I made some cookies (recipes to come!) and this cheese ball.  I found this recipe on Little Leopard Book.  It’s downright addictive.

You’ll need:

  • 2 tbs ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbs Frank’s red hot
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except for the pecans.  Mix well.

On a length of plastic wrap, spread the chopped pecans.  Shape the cream cheese mixture into a ball and roll it around on the chopped pecans until the entire ball is covered.

Wrap the cheese ball in the plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least half an hour.

Serve with crackers or vegetables (I used Wheat Thins).

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