Jalapeño Popper Cheese Football For Game Day Fun

  • Author: Tiffany Dahle
  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Total Time: 15 min.
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x


This easy make-ahead jalapeño cheese ball is perfect for Game Day fun! Have the kids pat it into a football shape and top it with sour cream laces. Serve with tasty WHEAT THINS Original Snacks for crunch.



  • 2 pkg (8 oz. each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg (7 oz.) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped jalapeño peppers
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 green onions, chopped, divided
  • WHEAT THINS Original Snacks
  • 2 tsp light sour cream


Beat Neufchatel cheese, cheddar cheese, peppers, garlic powder and 3 tbsp onions in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Shape into oval to resemble a football.

Crush 15 WHEAT THINS finely; mix with remaining onions. Press into football until evenly coated with crumb mixture.

Spoon sour cream into small resealable plastic bag. Cut small tip off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe sour cream onto football to resemble laces. 

Serve with additional WHEAT THINS.

  • Category: Appetizer

Keywords: cheese ball, appetizer, jalapeño popper, crackers, football party,