Low Carb Pecan Cheddar Ranch Cheeseball

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Low Carb Cheddar Ranch Cheeseball is made from sharp cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning and pecans. This delicious treat is sure to be a hit. Perfect for snacking or entertaining guests at any gathering. Try it today, and you won’t regret it!

Low carb cheddar ranch cheeseball on a blue and white checkered plate. There's a small gold cheese knife for serving.

I first shared this in 2016. I made this recipe for many years before following a low-carb ketogenic lifestyle.  Now, instead of Ritz crackers, I serve it with veggies and low-carb crackers.  It’s always a hit!

When I was little, my grandma made the best Cheeseball I’ve ever tasted!  Every holiday, she served that Cheeseball with Ritz crackers.  We all enjoyed snacking on it before the big dinner. I think you could ask anyone in our family, and they would fondly remember the Cheeseball. Oh, how I wish I had that recipe, but I’ve never been able to replicate it.  She was an excellent cook and knew many of her recipes by heart.  I spent so much time with my grandparents as a child.  It’s comforting cooking things she may have liked. I dedicate this Cheeseball recipe to the memory of my wonderful grandma, Ida Mae, who is in heaven.❤️  I hope you enjoy it!

Why You’ll Love Low Carb Cheddar Ranch Cheeseball

This cheddar ranch cheeseball is low in carbs and a delicious and versatile snack you can enjoy with your favorite low-carb crackers or veggies. Make this tasty treat at home easy with just a few simple ingredients! It’s perfect for gatherings and pleases everyone, no matter whether or not they follow a keto lifestyle.

Ingredients Needed

Cream Cheese – Cream cheese gives the cheeseball a creamy, tangy taste that’s perfect for snacking.

Ranch Powder or Homemade – The ranch powder or homemade dressing provides a delicious burst of flavor to the cheddar ranch cheeseball.

Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese – Sharp cheddar cheese adds a cheesy flavor and texture that pairs perfectly with the other ingredients.

Chopped Pecans – Chopped pecans add a crunchy texture and nutty flavor to the cheddar ranch cheeseball. Feel free to use your favorite nuts. Walnuts are also a great option.


Thoroughly mix the softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ranch together in a medium size bowl. Shape into a ball and roll in chopped pecans. Wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Low carb Cheddar Ranch Cheeseball

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Course: Appetizer


  • 2 8 ounce Cream cheese softened
  • 1 Package Ranch powder or homemade
  • 2 Cups Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup Chopped pecans


  • Thoroughly combine cream cheese, cheddar and ranch. Shape into a ball and roll in chopped pecans. Wrap and refrigerate overnight. 
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Disclaimer: Nutritional information is included as a courtesy and is calculated to the best of my ability, using my preferred brands. I recommend calculation your own macros, as they can widely vary depending on the brands of ingredients you use.

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Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
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