Monday, February 2, 2015

Spinach Artichoke Cheeseball

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Whose ready for game day?! Every Super Bowl Sunday I'll be honest, I'm usually more interested in the commercials, half time show and of course the food. Finding new appetizers and finger foods to make for Super Bowl is so much fun and one of my favorites that I've been making for years is a Spinach Artichoke Cheeseball. This is super easy to make and it's a perfect food for any party!

What you'll need:

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1 8 ounce brick of cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated mozzarella
1 cup grated Parmesan
1 6 ounce jar chopped artichokes
1 package frozen spinach
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
A small pinch of garlic powder (optional)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Mix together the cream cheese, artichokes, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, sour cream and garlic powder (just a pinch!) in a bowl.

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Mix in the spinach and continue to mix for 2-3 minutes or until everything is well mixed together.

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Place plastic wrap onto a plate and place the mixture onto it (I shaped mine like a football since it was for the Super Bowl, but for any other party you can easily put it into any shape you like). Wrap the plastic wrap around the cheese ball and place it in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour; I usually leave mine for around 2 hours if I have the time.

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When you are almost ready to serve, mix the cup of Panko breadcrumbs and a handful of grated Parmesan cheese onto an oven-safe tray. Sprinkle some extra virgin olive oil over the mix (so that they get crispy) and put in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the mix is golden brown.

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Completely cover the cheese ball in the breadcrumb mixture and serve with crackers of your choice! P.S. if you're shaping this like a football for the Super Bowl, cut the stem of a celery stick into pieces to look like the stitching of a football - isn't this so cute?! This is always a huge hit and it's something I always make more than just once a year. Definitely a winner recipe!

What are your favorite finger food snacks and appetizers?




  1. WOW this looks delicious! I love that you make it even more festive by making it resemble a football. That is so unique and fun

  2. This is everything I love! YUM!

  3. Spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorites. I make it all the time when I host :)

  4. The dip looks yummy! I don't host game days, but this will be perfect for our weekend movie nights.

  5. Uuuggghhhh! Wish I would have seen this before the game so I had an excuse to make it. Now I have to wait until next week (oh healthy weekday eating- you're the devil!)

  6. this looks so good and it's something I've always wanted to learn how to make!

  7. This is super yummy! Looks like a good snack for any occasion!

  8. What a cute football idea! I love cheese and artichokes, so this sounds perfect for me!

  9. This looks like the perfect snack for a football party or any sports gathering. Who knew that cheese and artichokes could be so good together...

  10. What a great recipe! I love this for our football Sunday parties and will be saving this for next year. You could do one of these in the form of a basketball for March Madness too.

  11. I've been meaning to make an artichoke dip for a while now. I have some in the pantry just missing a few items. If I end up making this recipe I will be sure to let you know!

  12. Omg now this is my kind of snack!!! Perfect for any occasion really!!!!

  13. Wow that looks so good and what a great idea during football season! But it looks delish and I bet it could be made for any occasion and go over with the crowd very well. Thanks for sharing!