Game day cheese ball

By | January 21, 2013 | Food & Recipes

Game day cheese ball

Who doesn’t love a good cheese ball? I love making them because 1) they’re easy and can be made ahead of time, and 2) they easily feed a crowd. This one gets extra fun points because it’s perfect for the Super Bowl Sunday!

If you already have a favorite cheese ball recipe, you can use that and then finish it using the steps below to shape it like a football.


  • 1 1/2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Tobasco
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


  1. Set aside 1 tbsp cream cheese for the lacing.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, garlic, Worcestershire and Tobasco until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add green onions and cheese, beat until combined.
  4. Form the mixture into a football shape (this is easy if you use wax paper) and place on a plate.
  5. Press the pecans into the top and sides of the “football”.
  6. Place the reserved cream cheese in a piping bag (or ziploc bag with a corner cut out). Warm with your hands until it is easy to pipe. Pipe lacing onto the cheese ball.

What’s your favorite game day appetizer?

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Jacquelyn Bauer

Jacquelyn lives in Canada with her 1.5 year old son and husband. Director of customer service for a software company by day, and wife, mother, and chef at heart/food blogger by night; Jacquelyn’s days are pretty full. When she’s not busy trying out a fascinating new dish, scouring Wikipedia, or playing peek-a-boo with her son, you can find her nose buried in a book. You can follow Jacquelyn on Twitter (@jnbauer) or visit her cooking blog at

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