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.

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 enhance the flavor. And I just love the blend of cheeses. Yummy! The Test Kitchen

★★★★☆ 4 votes
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


Add to Grocery List

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

How to Make Crabby Football Cheese Spread


  • 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Crabby Football Cheese Spread

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

Show 27 Comments & Reviews

Pinch Tips: How To Peel & Devein Shrimp Recipe

pinch tips: How to Peel & Devein Shrimp

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to easily peel and devein shrimp.

25 Blue Ribbon Shrimp Recipes

25 Blue Ribbon Shrimp Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There's nothing fishy here! We've found 25 stellar Blue Ribbon shrimp recipes full of flavor and perfect for summer.

12 Slurp-worthy Oyster Recipes

12 Slurp-Worthy Oyster Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Calling all oyster-lovers! If you’re a fan of slurping down some yummy oysters, why not try making some at home? Plus, some more creative ways to enjoy. Check out these...