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Football Shaped Cheese Ball Appetizer

This is the cutest football shaped cheese ball ever and so easy to make too. The perfect football appetizer with bacon you’ll ever make and everyone will rave over at your party. Perfect Super Bowl appetizer that is cheap to make and really tasty with pretzels or crackers.

football shaped cheese ball

When it’s football season it’s fun to have friends over, snack and watch the game….did I mention snack??!! That is the best part I say, and having a few different things that bring out the “oh my goodness, look” in your guests is sometimes the best! Here’s how you make a football shaped cheese ball that is not only adorably cute but tasty too! (originally published 1/17, affiliate links present)

Football Cheese Ball

OH yes how cute is this football cheese ball? Filled with onion and chive dip loaded with bacon and cheese on some crackers, um the best! You have got to make this for your guests this year because you will get all the oohhhh ahhhhs.

Great for both adults and kids alike and especially when you are having a Super Bowl party or watching college football it is sure to be a huge hit at any party with any ages there! Here is just how easy it is to make.

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Football Cheese Ball with Bacon

The key is using your hands to make the cheese football. Take your rings off and just get in there to ensure you get the right shape you want…you can wash them off later, no worries! You can use bacon bits or cook bacon beforehand and crumble it into a bowl to use for the outside, totally up to you.

If you want to make it super easy just buy bacon bits and already sliced cheese. Throw it together with some crackers and even some sliced bruschetta bread that you’ve toasted and this football shaped cheese ball is the perfect football appetizer!

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Super Bowl Cheese Ball

This is what you’ll need for this holiday cheese ball:

  • Room temperature onion and chive cream cheese and cheddar cheese shredded
  • Large bowl
  • Bacon
  • Finely chopped green onions
  • Garlic powder
  • Provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • Sheet of plastic wrap
  • Serve with crackers or pretzels – these football crackers are fun
  • Serve it on this football field cutting board or inside a small bowl

Football shaped cheese ball

Some people like to sprinkle a bit of hot sauce on the top before serving this football shaped cheese mixture.

football cheese ball

Looking for other Super Bowl recipes? I love putting this on a football charcuterie board with crackers, fruit, nuts and all the things!

Heck, you could even have this as a Valentines Day snack for your football loving spouse.

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Football Shaped Cheese Ball

This is the cutest football shaped cheese ball ever and SO easy to make too. The perfect football appetizer with bacon you’ll ever make.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, ball, cheese, football
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 85kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 4 pkgs containers of Onion & Chive Cream Cheese 8oz each
  • 2 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 C Cooked Crumbled Bacon
  • 1 Slice Provolone Cheese
  • 4 tbsp Green Onions
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 pkg pretzels or crackers


  • In a medium size bowl, mix all 4 containers of cream cheese, shredded cheese, and garlic powder. 
  • Using your hands, shape mixture into a football. Coat the entire football with the crumbled bacon. If it is too wet, wrap it in plastic wrap and put it into the fridge to harden more. Then shape and unwrap before serving.
  • Cut provolone cheese into slices and place on top as the “stitching”.Chop green onions and place around the football. (This represents the grass)! 
  • Serve with crackers or pretzels. Can be made up the night before and stored in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Football Shaped Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 30mg1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Saturday 1st of February 2020

This recipe is the cutest thing's almost to cute to eat !!!! I doubled the recipe for a large group of people and it worked perfectly. When you double it the football ends up being about the size of a real football. I also rounded the top so it actually has dimension. I didn't form the football with me hands(like the recipe calls for) but I used a large serving spoon and it works like a dream. The dip ends up being nice and smooth so you can then apply the bacon. I also substituted squeeze sour cream for the provolone cheese( to make the stiches on top). 5* recipe all the way !!!

The Typical Mom

Monday 3rd of February 2020

Yay so glad it was a hit

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