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Game Day Cheese Ball

Game Day Cheese Ball

This easy to make appetizer is a delicious showstopper for any game day watch party! A base of cream cheese and sour cream is covered in mixed nuts and seasonings to create a visual and culinary masterpiece.

10 Servings
prep time
Prep Time 15 minutes
cook time
Cook Time 2 hours
total time
Total Time 2 hours, 15 minutes


  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (1-ounce) package ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon
  • 1/4  cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup chopped PLANTERS® Mixed Nuts
  • 2 slices white cheese such as provolone


  1. In bowl of stand mixer, cream together cream cheese and sour cream. Mix in shredded cheese, ranch seasoning, bacon, ¼ cup green onions, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.
  2. Place cheese mixture on top of plastic wrap. Mold cheese mixture into a football shape, covering with plastic wrap to help hold shape. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  3. In shallow dish or plate, mix together chopped nuts and remaining 2 tablespoons chopped green onions.
  4. Unwrap cheese ball and roll in nut mixture. Gently press mixture into the cheese ball.
  5. Slice white cheese slices into long, thin strips. Lay them across the cheese ball to resemble a football.
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