Football Cheese Ball

Change up your classic cheese ball recipe with this delicious Football Cheese Ball that is loaded with flavor!
Course Appetizer
Author Chef Billy Parisi


  • 10 ounces can of Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies drained
  • 1 ½ pounds of softened cream cheese
  • 15 ounce can of drained and rinsed black beans
  • ½ cup of sliced green onions
  • 4 ounces of shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • 4 ounces of roughly chopped chorizo salami
  • 1 mozzarella cheese stick sliced into 4 slices
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Crackers for serving


  • In a large bowl completely mix together the Ro*Tel, cream cheese, black beans, green onions, cheese, salt and pepper and place on a cutting board and form into the shape of a football.
  • Next, evenly sprinkle on the chopped chorizo salami to cover the cheese.
  • Place the mozzarella slices on top of the chorizo to replicate football laces.
  • Cool for 1 hour before serving with crackers.


Created on behalf of ConAgra Foods