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Jalapeno Cheddar Football Cheese Ball

Add this tasty, festive, savory treat to your Fall football weekend tailgate menu! A cheesy shaped football coated in bacon with a little bit of heat. Best served with crackers, pretzels, or fresh cut veggies.
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Prep Time 10 mins
chill time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
  • dash hot sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • bacon crumbled
  • provolone cheese


  • Mix together cream cheese, jalapeno, hot sauce, garlic powder, cheddar cheese, and green onions.
  • Cut a long piece of Saran wrap and lay it flat on the counter. Transfer the cheese mixture to the Saran wrap. Fold over both ends of the Saran wrap and gently form a football cheese ball. (Refer to reel on Instagram for demo.)
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and transfer to a serving dish. Gently add cooked, crumbled bacon.
  • Cut a slice of provolone cheese to make the football stitches.
  • Serve with chips, pretzels, or veggies.
Keyword appetizer, cheese, cheese ball, fall snack, football, tailgate
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