Ham and Cheese Football - only 6 ingredients. Great for the big football game.

Ham and Cheddar Cheese Ball

This Ham and Cheddar Cheese Ball couldn't be any easier. Only 6 ingredients!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 32 servings


  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Place ham and onion in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add cheddar cheese; pulse until blended. Add cream cheese; process until smooth.
  2. Place mixture in plastic wrap and shape into a football; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Place pecans on a plate. Unwrap football and roll in nuts until covered. You can shape it more here too. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Cut cheese into strips; arrange over the top for laces. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Notes

Source: Taste of Home