Cheesy Football

143  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 3 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 30 servings, about 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

What's more welcome at a game-day party than a cheese ball? A cheese ball that looks like it belongs in the game, of course. Three cheeses team up for some serious yum.

Cheesy Football Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp. pimiento strips
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Beat  first 5 ingredients with mixer until blended. Stir in onions. Refrigerate several hours.
  • Form  into football shape; coat with nuts.
  • Add  pimentos for the lacing. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseSince this cheesy spread makes 30 servings, it's perfect to serve at your next gathering of family or friends.

SubstituteSubstitute 1 pkg. (3 oz.) bacon bits for the pecans.

SubstituteSubstitute chopped mixed nuts for the pecans.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 30 servings, about 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 210 
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 310 mg
  • Carbohydrate 12 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 6 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 10 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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