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In football season, why settle for a cheese ball when it can be this Pretzel Cheese Football! Seriously folks, this is much more fun and it’s so easy to make for game day…

This Pretzel Cheese Football is a fun recipe for game day

You can make this recipe in about 15 minutes, and there is no baking required. It tastes amazing, although be warned that it’s irresistible! People will keep coming back for more.

You can serve it along with other game day recipes, and it works well for tailgates too. The flavor actually improves if it sits for a few hours, although it should be chilled to stay fresh. Check out our Game Day playlist on YouTube for more yummy ideas.

Watch our quick video tutorial on how to make it:

This Pretzel Cheese Football is a fun recipe for game day
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Pretzel Cheese Football

An enormous cheese ball in the shape of a football for a game day party
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 bag pretzels
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese strips, to make seam
  • vegetable sticks and crackers, for serving


  • Add pretzels to a large ziplock bag and seal. Using a rolling pin or mallet, crush pretzel to small pieces.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese together with green onions. Mix in shredded cheddar cheese, mayo, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  • Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the middle. Wrap the plastic wrap around.
  • Using your hands, shape the cream cheese mass into a football shape. Then press the crumbled pretzel pieces around it.
  • Arrange cheese strips on top to create seam look. Serve immediately or chill. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pretzel Cheese Football
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 620mg26%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
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