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A football cheeseball surrounded by pita chips
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5 from 3 votes

Football Cheeseball

A fun, easy appetizer recipe that is super easy and perfect for game day snacking! Perfect Appetizer for the Super Bowl!
Prep Time30 mins
Refrigeration1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 8 oz. block cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 mozerella string cheese
  • Pita crackers or chips


  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, shredded cheese, green onions, and Rotel with a hand mixer until combined.
  • Pour onto sheet of plastic wrap and loosely wrap it up. Once wrapped, start to shape it into a football shape and place in refrigerator for at least one hour to chill.
  • Remove from refrigerator and carefully unwrap. Place onto serving dish. Reshape any areas, if necessary. Press chopped pecans all over to completely cover football shape.
  • Peel and cut string cheese to create laces of football and place on top of pecans.
  • Serve chilled with pita chips or pita crackers.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 132mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 0.5mg