Pepperoni Cheese Ball for NFL Kickoff

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Make it in: 30 minutes

Take your pigskin party to the next level.

Ingredients

1 bag
Tostitos® Yellow Corn Bite Size Tortilla Chips
¾ cup
Tostitos® Medium Chunky Salsa
3 (8 ounce)
packages cream cheese, softened
¾ cup
crumbled bacon
4
green onions, thinly sliced
¼ cup
fresh parsley, finely chopped
12 ounces
extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 (5 ounce)
package mini pepperoni
1 slice
mozzarella cheese

Steps

  1. Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Using a spatula, fold in salsa, bacon, green onions and parsley. Mix until blended, and then add shredded cheddar cheese.
  2. Pour cheese mixture onto parchment paper. With wet hands, shape into an 8-inch football.
  3. Starting at the bottom edge of the football, press mini pepperonis into cheese, slightly overlapping. Continue until football is completely covered.
  4. Place football on serving platter and slice mozzarella to create “laces,” then serve with Tostitos® Yellow Corn Bite Size.
  5. Football can be refrigerated for up to one day before serving.
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