Recipes and Cooking Spicy Cheese (Foot)Ball 4.3 (9) 1 Review 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 2, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 30 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 18 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions 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. 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. Matthew Clark Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 147 Calories 13g Fat 3g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.