Pepperoni Pizza Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are a go-to party appetizer, and this pepperoni pizza cheese ball is no exception! They’re easy to make, and you can swap ingredients out for a personalized recipe depending on your tastes. On game day, just set the pepperoni pizza cheese ball in the middle of the table with some pretzels, crackers, veggies, or breadsticks. You can even shape it like a football and cover it in mini pepperoni to resemble a pig skin!

16 oz. low fat cream cheese, softened
½ c. Parmesan cheese, shredded
½ t. dried oregano
5 oz. turkey pepperoni, diced
½ t. dried basil
4 slices bacon, cooked, drained & chopped
2-3 T. onion, minced
4 oz. pimentos, drained & chopped
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Beat cream cheese, oregano, basil, and onion in a large mixing bowl at medium speed, until smooth. Add in the mozzarella and Parmesan. Fold in the remaining ingredients.
3. Form into a ball and coat the outside with cheddar. Refrigerate for at least half an hour before serving.

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