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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!

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40 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 40 min
Total Time


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/4 pound sliced Land O Lakes® 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



How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

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Tip #1

Tip #2

Nutty Touchdown Cheeseball How-To Video/Video by Virtutrix

Tip #3

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

Tip #4

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

Tip #5

- Use a mini food processor to chop nuts.

Tip #6

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition (2 tablespoons)

100 Calories
9 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
170 Sodium (mg)
1 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
5 Protein (g)
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