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Cheesy Football

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

Sports fans will cheer for this football-shaped cheese ball. Made from cream cheese, cheddar and Parmesan, the football is coated with chopped nuts.

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

Special Equipment Needed

Size Wise

Since this cheesy spread makes 30 servings, it's the perfect snack to serve at your next gathering of family or friends.


Substitute ground red pepper (cayenne) for the black pepper.


Substitute 1 pkg. (3 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits for the chopped nuts.


Substitute roasted red peppers for the pimentos.


Substitute PLANTERS Pecans for the mixed nuts.

Special Extra

For an extra zesty flavor, substitute KRAFT Mayo Horseradish-Dijon Flavored Reduced Fat Mayonnaise for the MIRACLE WHIP.

Special Extra

Cook 4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon until crisp; drain well. Cool; chop finely. Stir into the cream cheese mixture along with the onions. Continue as directed.


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

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 30 servings, about 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.
Calories 240
Total fat 19g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 310mg
Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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