RITZ Cheesy Football

66  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 5 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 32 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

The big game calls for a big cheese ball. This one serves your whole party and—bonus!—looks like the ol' pigskin. Score points with three delicious cheeses plus bacon.

RITZ 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
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) real bacon bits
  • 2 Tbsp. pimiento strips
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Beat  first 4 ingredients with mixer until blended.
  • Add  onions and pepper; mix well. Refrigerate several hours.
  • Form  into football shape on serving plate; coat with bacon bits. Add pimento strips for the lacing. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseThis is the perfect appetizer to serve while watching the big game with friends. Since it serves 32, one recipe goes a long way!

SubstituteSubstitute chopped toasted PLANTERS Pecans or Walnuts, PLANTERS Slivered Almonds or finely chopped fresh parsley for the bacon bits.

Variation Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese and MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 32 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 180 
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 380 mg
  • Carbohydrate 12 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 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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