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RITZ Cheesy Football

RITZ Cheesy Football

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.

Prep time15 min
Total time4hr 15min
ServingsMakes 32 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) real bacon bits
  • 2 Tbsp. pimiento strips
  • RITZ Crackers
  • Beat first 5 ingredients with mixer until blended.
  • Add onions; mix well.
  • Refrigerate several hours.
  • Form cream cheese mixture into football shape on serving plate; coat evenly with bacon bits. Add pimento strips for the lacing.
  • Serve with crackers.
Recipe Tips
  • Size-Wise
    This is the perfect appetizer to serve while watching the big game with friends. Since it serves 32, one recipe goes a long way!
  • Substitute
    Substitute chopped toasted pecans or walnuts, slivered almonds or finely chopped fresh parsley for the bacon bits.
  • Variation
    Prepare using Neufchatel cheese and shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 13g 
   Saturated fat 6g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 25mg 
Sodium 330mg 
Carbohydrate 12g 
   Dietary fiber 0g 
   Total sugars 2g 
   Added sugars 1g 
Protein 5g 
Vitamin A6 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV
Calcium8 %DV
Iron6 %DV
Potassium0 %DV

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