Jalapeño Popper Cheese Football

10  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 15 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. cheese spread and 16 WHEAT THINS each.

Jalapeño Popper Cheese Football Recipe


  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (7 oz.) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped jalapeño peppers
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 green onions, chopped, divided
  •  WHEAT THINS Original Snacks
  • 2 tsp. light sour cream


  • Beat  Neufchatel cheese, cheddar cheese, peppers, garlic powder and 3 Tbsp. onions in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Shape into oval to resemble a football.
  • Crush  15 WHEAT THINS finely; mix with remaining onions. Press into football until evenly coated with crumb mixture.
  • Spoon  sour cream into small resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe sour cream onto football to resemble laces.
  • Serve  with additional WHEAT THINS.

Recipe Tips

Snack MindfullyMinimize distractions when eating to prevent mindless eating.

VariationOmit the sour cream and substitute shredded white cheddar cheese for the regular cheddar. Reserve about 1 Tbsp. shredded cheese. Use remaining shredded cheese to prepare cheese mixture as directed. Shape into football shape, then coat with crumb mixture as directed. Use reserved cheddar shreds to make the football laces.

SubstituteSubstitute mayonnaise for the sour cream.


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. cheese spread and 16 WHEAT THINS each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 220 
    • Total fat 11 g
    • Saturated fat 4 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 340 mg
    • Carbohydrate 24 g
    • Dietary fiber 3 g
    • Total sugars 5 g
    •     Includes added sugars 5 g
    • Protein 6 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 10 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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