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Turkey Cheese Ball

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24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Start the Thanksgiving festivities with a cute Turkey Cheese Ball! This Turkey Cheese Ball with peppers and nuts is shaped like everyone's favorite dinner fowl.

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  • Chop enough nuts to measure 1/2 cup; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, onions, dressing mix and Worcestershire sauce; beat with mixer until blended.
  • Refrigerate 45 min. or until firm.
  • Reserve 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture. Shape remaining cream cheese mixture into oblong-shaped ball for the turkey's body.
  • Cut small piece off 1 yellow pepper strip; reserve along with 2 red pepper strips for the turkey's beak and waddle. Starting at back end of cheese ball, insert ends of half the remaining pepper strips into cheese ball for the turkey's tail feathers as shown in photo. Fan remaining pepper strips around back bottom edge of cheese ball for second row of feathers, inserting ends of peppers into cheese ball to secure.
  • Insert remaining nuts into top of cheese ball as shown in photo. Insert reserved red pepper strips into front of cheese ball for the turkey's waddle, then use reserved cream cheese mixture to attach reserved yellow pepper piece to top of 1 pepper strip for the turkey's beak.

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Serving Suggestion

Serve with water crackers and fresh vegetable dippers.

Soften Cream Cheese

Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.

How to Use the Remaining Dressing Mix

Store remaining dry dressing mix in airtight container until ready to use. Place remaining dressing mix in jar with lid. Add 2 Tbsp. HEINZ Distilled White Vinegar and 1 Tbsp. water; cover with lid, then shake until blended. Add 1/4 cup oil; cover and shake until blended. Use as desired, then refrigerate any remaining dressing.


  • 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
Calories 150
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 220mg
Carbohydrate 3g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 2 %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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