Pepperoni Cheese Football

Ingredients:

  • 2⅔ cups cream cheese
  • 7 ounces mozzarella, grated
  • 1¾ ounces Parmesan, grated
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 6 slices bacon, crisped and chopped
  • ½ cup diced pimientos
  • 2 (5-ounce) packs mini-pepperoni slices
  • 1 slice Cheddar cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pretzel chips, to serve (optional)

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, spring
    onion, chopped bacon, and diced pimientos. Stir thoroughly until well-combined. 
  • Set the mixture on a piece of wax paper and shape it into a football. Place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill.
  • Once firm, transfer the football to a serving board and cover it entirely with mini-pepperoni slices. Top with some thinly sliced strips of Cheddar to resemble stitches.
  • Season with salt and pepper as desired, and serve with pretzels on the side for dipping. 
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