RITZ Cheesy Football

104  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 5 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 32 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

The big game calls for a big cheese ball. This one serves your whole party and—bonus!—looks like the ol' pigskin. Score points with three delicious cheeses plus bacon.

RITZ Cheesy Football Recipe


  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) real bacon bits
  • 2 Tbsp. pimiento strips
  •  RITZ Crackers


  • Beat  first 4 ingredients with mixer until blended.
  • Add  onions and pepper; mix well. Refrigerate several hours.
  • Form  into football shape on serving plate; coat with bacon bits. Add pimento strips for the lacing. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseThis is the perfect appetizer to serve while watching the big game with friends. Since it serves 32, one recipe goes a long way!

SubstituteSubstitute chopped toasted pecans or walnuts, slivered almonds or finely chopped fresh parsley for the bacon bits.

Variation Prepare using Neufchatel cheese, shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese and MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing.


Nutrition Information

Makes 32 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 180 
    • Total fat 13 g
    • Saturated fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 380 mg
    • Carbohydrate 12 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 10 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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