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RITZ Cheesy Football

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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.

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  • 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.


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


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


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

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 32 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
Calories 180
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 380mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 4 %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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  • DoriMarinakis |

    I have made this several times and everyone always loves it! It is great because you can shape it however you want. I've made it into a bunny for Easter and the number 85 for a birthday!

  • lynncloud |

    Made it for our 2011 Super Bowl Party - My husband said it was the best cheese ball ever!