Ritz Cheesy Football

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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 cups spread or 32 servings
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2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/2 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing

2 green onions, chopped

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 pkg. (3 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits

2 Tbsp. pimiento strips

RITZ Crackers


  1. BEAT cheeses and dressing with mixer until blended.
  2. ADD onions and pepper; mix well. Refrigerate several hours.
  3. FORM into football shape on serving plate; coat with bacon bits. Add pimento strips for "lacing." Serve with crackers.
  4. Size-Wise: This is the perfect appetizer to serve while watching the big game with friends. Since it serves 32, one recipe goes a long way!
  5. Substitute: Substitute chopped toasted PLANTERS Pecans or Walnuts, PLANTERS Slivered Almonds or finely chopped fresh parsley for the bacon bits.
  6. Variation: Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese and MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing.
  7. Nutrition Information Per Serving: 180 Calories, 13 g Total fat, 6 g Saturated Fat, 30 mg Cholesterol, 380 mg Sodium, 12 g Carbohydrate, 0 g Dietary fiber, 2 g Sugars, 5 g Protein