Cheese Football

This cheese ball is great for any football or Superbowl party.  Its really easy to make, it tastes great, and makes a nice themed appetizer.  This can also be made in any shape, in a ball, or whatever shape you need for the party that you are hosting.  Also the fact that it is covered with bacon bits doesn’t hurt either!  This was really good served with Wheat Thins, but any cracker would work.  This tastes really good and I plan on making it again.

Cheese Football
(Recipe adapted from Kraft Food & Family Magazine, Fall 2009)

2 packages cream cheese (8 ounces each), softened
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 oz of bacon bits
A few pieces of shredded mozzarella cheese (for the laces)

1.  Beat the cheeses and mayonnaise in a large bowl, with a mixer until blended.

2.  Refrigerate for several hours.

3.  Form the cheese ball into a football shape on a plate and coat with the bacon bits.  Add the shredded mozzarella cheese for the laces.  Serve with crackers or Wheat Thins.


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  1. Looks delicious and its really cute! Im definitely gonna try this!

  2. Bacon Bits? My guys will be all over this! I host a new weekly meme called Thematic Thursday. Each week has a theme and accept any type of link-up that relates to the theme. This week’s theme is Super Bowl – Football. I’d love to see you link this up!

  3. what a perfect dish for super bowl. My brothers b-day and super bowl are on same day and we are having a party this year. This looks so good think I will be taking it with him

  4. This looks simple, fast, and oh, so, delicious!!It is the perfect Super Bowl appetizer.! Thanks for linking up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party! I love all your recipes!

  5. Looks perfect for our super bowl party next weekend…How exactly did you shape it? Like, just using your hands to mold it into the football shape?

  6. Neat idea…Thanks for Linking up @CountryMommaCooks….Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Looks so delish! Please post at my Taste This Thursday party

  8. Totally doing this for my Superbowl party!!! Just became a follower, awesome idea.

    Come by and visit our blog- who knows after Feb 5th you may see your own idea there- cause I am SOOOOO doing that!

    Gretchen and Kateena

  9. YUMMY! I’d love for you to come share at my new link party!
    Have a great week!

  10. Very fun & so yummy looking! What a hit you’ll be at a Super Bowl Party! Thanks bunches for linking up to Mop it Up Mondays!

  11. This cheese ball is perfect for the BIG game!! Love it! Thanks for linking up with “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We loved having you and hope you’ll be back next Saturday to share more terrific recipes! -The Sisters

  12. These are awesome.

  13. That is adorable. Thanks for linking to Must Try Monday! How fun!

  14. Oh I forgot to mention featuring on Thursday too at Bacon Time!

  15. What a great Cheese “Football” for the Super Bowl Menu. I plan on using it on mine, it looks awesome. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. My mouth is watering! I want this tomorrow! i’m featuring this tonight at

  17. This is great for the Super Ball tomorrow!! I am featuring this on my FaceBook page. Thanks for sharing at Link It Up Thursday.

  18. This would be a hit at my house. Thanks for linking up.

  19. Looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing
    Midweek Fiesta

  20. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen