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crabby football cheese spread

★★★★☆ 4
a recipe by
Sheri Zarnick
Union Lake, MI

This recipe I got from an old friend who has now passed. I doctored it up for my own taste. I make it every year for the Super Bowl in this shape of a football. And for other occasions, I make it just because... it tastes so very good.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

You'll score extra points when you serve this cheese ball at your next party or tailgate. The addition of crab and horseradish really enhances the flavor. And we just love the blend of cheeses. Yummy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 4
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For crabby football cheese spread

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, room temperature (8 oz.)
  • 2 c
    sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
    provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 c
    canned crabmeat, flaked, drain juice
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    cocktail sauce
  • pretzels sticks and assorted crackers/vegetables

How To Make crabby football cheese spread

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, ricotta, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic powder, and horseradish till smooth.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Form mixture into the shape of a football. Place pretzels on top for laces.
  • 3
    Serve with crackers and or vegetables.