Spicy Cheese (Foot)Ball


Warning! You will not be able to stop eating this flavor-packed cheese ball! It's just so good, and when shaped to form a football, makes the perfect party appetizer for your game day party.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese (3 ounces)

  • ¾ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with habanero or jalapeño peppers (3 ounces) (reserve 5 shreds of cheese for football laces at the end)

  • ½ cup fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 jalapeño chile pepper, seeded if desired, and finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • pinch cayenne pepper

  • 8 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

  • Assorted crackers

  • Assorted veggie dippers such as carrots, cucumbers, celery, and/or sweet peppers


  1. In a large bowl beat together the first 10 ingredients (through the cayenne) until well combined. Cover and chill 30 to 60 minutes or until easy to handle.

  2. Shape cheese mixture into a ball and coat in bacon. Transfer to a serving platter. Shape into a football shape. Decorate with reserved cheese shreds to look like football laces. Serve with assorted crackers and veggie dippers.

    Spicy Cheese (Foot)Ball
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
13g Fat
3g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1.6mg 8%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 75mg 2%
Folate, total 6.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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