My mom used to make this all the time for us growing up and we still have it at every family function!! We love it!!
Easy Cheese Ball
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
In a medium size bowl, mash cream cheese. Mix dressing mix and Cheddar cheese into the cream cheese. Shape the mixture into a ball. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Serve with crackers (not Chicken in a Biscuit crackers, they are too salty with this. I like Ritz the best.)
This is considerably better the next day. For a variation it is also good with chives and some cooked and crumbled bacon. Yummy!!