Try this festive Roasted Red Pepper Ranch Cheese Ball for your next gathering. Easy to make with only a handful of ingredients!

Roasted Red Pepper Ranch Cheese Ball

  • Author: Christine at
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: by hand
  • Cuisine: American



  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 21/2 tablespoons ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons roasted red pepper, diced (from a jar)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh snipped parsley


  1. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to mix cream cheese, shredded cheese, ranch seasoning and hot sauce until completely blended.
  2. Fold in roasted red pepper until evenly dispersed.
  3. Scrape down sides of bowl and form mixture into a ball.
  4. Place on plastic wrap, wrap tightly and chill until firm, about 2 hours.
  5. Place parsley in a pie plate or flat dish,  unwrap cheese ball onto plate and gently roll in parsley until all sides are coated.
  6. Serve with crackers.
  7. Store leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Cheese ball is best served when softened.