Pass The Pigskin Cheese Spread

Lauren Wyler


This cheese spread is full of flavor and so easy to make! Perfect for your next Football Party!

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15 Min




8 oz
cream cheese, at room temperature
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
montreal style steak seasoning
14 oz
can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/3 c
chopped black olives
4 oz
shredded monterey jack cheese
1/3 c
chopped tomato
1/2 c
chopped cilantro
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
12 oz
cooked bacon
assorted crackers, chips, baguette or crudité for serving

Directions Step-By-Step

In a medium mixing bowl stir together the cream cheese, garlic, steak seasoning, artichokes, olives, Monterey Jack cheese, tomato, cilantro and ¼ cup of the mayonnaise. Once the mixture is well combined, place the mixture in a plastic wrap lined small mixing bowl, and place it in the fridge to cool for at least 30 minutes.
While the cheese mixture is chilling, place the bacon in a food processor and pulse until it is very finely chopped.
When the cheese mixture has firmed up, remove it from the fridge and turn it over onto a serving platter. Using your hands, shape the wrapped cheese mixture into the shape of a football. Remove the layer of plastic wrap and then lightly press the finely chopped bacon into the cheese mixture, covering it completely.
Place the remaining 1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise into a small plastic zip top bag. Using scissors, cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Pipe the mayo on top of the bacon, making it look like the laces on a football.
Serve spread with crackers, chips, baguette or crudité.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Dips, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy