Game Day Grub

by | Jan 2021

Football Cheese Ball

Photo: Taylor Ellingson

Make food fun with a football cheese ball.

It’s not game day without a tray of football food, right? My favorites are buffalo chicken dip and a football shaped cheese ball! This football cheese ball recipe has cream cheese, white cheddar cheese, blue cheese and bacon, and it comes together quickly. Serve with chips, crackers, pretzels or veggies. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Football Cheese Ball
Prep Time: 25 minutes

  • 1 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup blue cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • Sliced white cheddar, for the football laces

In a medium bowl, stir together ½ cup of the bacon, the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, and green onions.

Form into the shape of a football.

Press the remaining chopped bacon on the outside of the cheese ball, and then make the laces of the football with sliced white cheddar cheese.

Refrigerate for at least two hours, or up to overnight, covered with plastic wrap.

Serve with crackers, pretzels, chips or sliced veggies. Enjoy!

Contributed by Taylor Ellingson, local cookbook author and food blogger at


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