Ham and Green Onion Cheeseball {Football Shaped}

My husband's late grandma used to make this cheeseball every year around Christmas time.  The kids would gather together make goodies and spend the night.  Since she has passed away, other family members bring this savory treat to gatherings.  I finally made it myself this week.  It was gone within minutes.  I will definitely be making another one for the Super Bowl next weekend.

2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 (2 oz.) pkgs. thin-sliced ham, diced into small pieces
4 green onions, diced
crackers (for a gluten-free option, serve with gluten free crackers)
plastic wrap

  1. Mix ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Place onto plastic wrap.  Wrap and form into football shape.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Roll in pecans.  Refrigerated until serving.
  5. Add green onion as the stitches of the football.  Serve with crackers of your choice.

Thanks ~ Nichi

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  1. This would be great on the Super Bowl Party buffet. We're having a party to showcase Super Bowl snacks. Love it you ran over.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  2. Love, love the idea of a delicious savory football! Love the green beans as the lines, what a great and creative idea! I am definitely serving this up on Sunday! PINNED! :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

  3. This cheeseball sounds delicious! Great flavors :) If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you'd drop this (and anything else you'd like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove anything goes link party! You can find me here: http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

  4. I love cheeseballs and this is super fun and ready for the big game!! I would love for you to stop by and share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party!! ...It's still open...http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-4/

  5. Thank you so much for attending week 19 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can't wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!


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