Crabby Football Cheese Spread

Sheri Zarnick


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 superbowl in this shape of a football. And for other occasions I make it just because... it tastes so very good.

★★★★☆ 4 votes
10 Min
No-Cook or Other

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
You'll score extra points when you serve this cheese ball at your next party or tailgate. The addition of crab and horseradish really enhance the flavor. And I just love the blend of cheeses. Yummy!


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 medium
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


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

About Crabby Football Cheese Spread

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: The Great Tailgate!