Super Bowl foods have a couple requirements. They need to be easy to grab and go in between commercials, because no matter how delicious your food is, die-hard football fans will not miss a second of the big game for meatballs and dips. And they have to be scrumptious and satisfying (because it’s hard work yelling at the TV!). This amazingly good pepperoni cheeseball dip meets every requirement and looks awesome too, so make sure you save a spot right in the middle of your food table so it’s on display. It doesn’t get any better than a cheeseball that’s covered in pepperonis and shaped like a football! So if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this February, treat your guests to this game day dip! It’s sure to excite some cheers, even if the game is a flop.
Pepperoni Football Dip
2 bricks of cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 (8 oz) package shredded mozzarella cheese
½ C. Parmesan cheese
2 (5 oz.) bags of mini pepperoni, divided
3 green onions, finely sliced
½ C. bacon, crumbled
1 (4 oz.) jar pimientos, drained & dried
- Put the cream cheese into a bowl and beat it until it’s fluffy.
- Add in the Italian seasoning and cheeses. Mix well.
- Add in half of the pepperoni, green onions, bacon, and pimientos. Stir until well incorporated.
- Place the cheese mixture on a piece of plastic wrap. Roll it up lightly so that it’s all covered. Using your hands, shape the cheese ball into a cheese football (oval).
- Once you have it rolled into a football shape, wrap it more tightly and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (or up to 48 hours) in order for it to harden.
- Before serving, unwrap the cheese football and cover it entirely with the rest of your mini pepperonis so that the cheese isn’t showing through.
- Tear a string cheese into multiple pieces to form the laces that go down the center of the football. Tear one large piece to lay lengthwise. Then tear 5 smaller pieces to lay across the long piece.
- Serve your cheese football with crackers, pretzels, bagel chips, veggies, or whatever you desire.
Do you have a favorite Super Bowl dip that you always serve at your party? Share it with us in the comments!