Nutty Touchdown Cheese Ball

Nutty Touchdown Cheese Ball

This football-shaped appetizer is so easy to make. It is full of flavor with a nutty crunch!

40 min. prep time
2 cups
000 Ratings


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 pound sliced Land O Lakes® Deli Swiss Cheese, finely chopped
3 ounces deli corned beef, chopped
3 tablespoons dill pickle relish or finely chopped dill pickles
3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
1/2 cup whole roasted salted almonds, finely chopped
1 green onion stem, cut into thin strips


Combine all cheese ball ingredients except almonds in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Place mixture on waxed paper; form into football shape.

Place chopped almonds in large shallow dish. Roll cheese ball in almonds to coat. Place on serving plate. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Decorate cheese ball, just before serving, with green onion strips to resemble laces on football. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tip

Nutty Touchdown Cheeseball How-To Video/Video by Virtutrix

- Shape this cheesy mixture into a ball and serve it anytime of the year for a great appetizer!

- Use your favorite chopped nuts such as pecans, pistachios etc.

- Use a mini food processor to chop nuts.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (2 tablespoons)

Calories: 100

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 170mg

Carbohydrates: 1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #14969©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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