Pepperoni Cheese Ball for NFL Kickoff

Take your pigskin party to the next level.
Ready in
30 minutes


  • 1 bag Tostitos® Original Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
  • 3/4 cup Tostitos® Medium Chunky Salsa
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup crumbled bacon
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 (5 ounce) package mini pepperoni
  • 1 slice mozzarella cheese


Ready in
30 minutes
  1. Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Using a spatula, fold in salsa, bacon, green onions and parsley. Mix until blended, and then add shredded cheddar cheese.
  2. Pour cheese mixture onto parchment paper. With wet hands, shape into an 8-inch football.
  3. Starting at the bottom edge of the football, press mini pepperonis into cheese, slightly overlapping. Continue until football is completely covered.
  4. Place football on serving platter and slice mozzarella to create “laces,” then serve with Tostitos® Original Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips.
  5. Football can be refrigerated for up to one day before serving.