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Football cheese ball recipe for game day

Football Cheese Ball Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course appetizers
Servings 10 servings
Calories 195 kcal

what you'll need

  • 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 Tbsp onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp horseradish prepared
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 oz pecan pieces

let's do it

  • Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and red pepper flakes to a food processor. Blend until combined but still has a bit of texture. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Place 2 Tbsp of cheese mixture in a resealable bag and set aside.
  • Form remaining cheese into the shape of a football on a serving plate. Press the pecan pieces into the sides of the cheese, completely covering the cheese. Cut a small hole in the corner of the resealable bag containing the 2 Tbsp of cheese. Pipe "laces" onto the top of the "football."
  • Serve with crackers or pita chips. Play ball!

One Last Thing

Prepared horseradish is different from horseradish sauce. If you use the sauce instead, your cheese ball will be softer and have less kick.


Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 242mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1g
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