This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gallo® Salame Company.
There are 2 types of Game Day fans: the one who watches each play and cheers or boos for their team and the one who watches the commercials/half time show while perusing the appetizer table. We, friends, are most definitely the latter. It’s almost more fun shopping for party food than putting it together. I love to walk into Walmart, my go-to grocer, and see the displays all decked out in green and brown. It pumps me up for our own party. Since we have a handful of siblings that live close by, we all have our game time snacks assigned from memory each year: Nachos, Sliders, Cupcakes with dyed green coconut “grass” with edible football toppers, ice cold beverages, a fruit platter, (Kristi’s assignment since she has a new baby this year and can just snag it from the produce area and get back to her little babe!) and of course a good dip or two… like our dang good Game Day Salami Cheese Ball.
The table setup is always the same, hosted by our sweet momma: A throw away green tablecloth that looks like the game day field, football shaped plates with coordinating football napkins. I love how cheesy it is but always brings the festive spirit of the game alive!
Since my husband is all about the meat, I hit up the refrigerated section and grab a package of Gallo® Salame that goes in my “famous” cheese ball recipe, (a staple for Game Day food!) You can’t have a good cheese ball without cream cheese so be sure to snag a box or two of Great Value cream cheese while you’re there, it is SO smooth and makes a tasty dip!
GAME DAY SALAMI CHEESE BALL
- 1 (8oz) Great Value package cream cheese, softened
- 3 stalks of green onions, chopped
- 15-20 slices Gallo® Salame, cut into small pieces
- 1 tbsp mayo
- ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tsp green onion dip mix
- ¼ cup chopped pecans or nut of choice
- Combine all the ingredients until evenly mixed.
- Form the cheese into a football shape and cover with chopped pecans.
- For football “laces,” pipe cream cheese over top of cheeseball.
- Chill for 30 minutes.
- Serve with butter crackers.
It’s easy to toss together but makes quite a statement. To see more fun food ideas to serve at your party check out this awesome site, click on the trending hashtag #talkaboutdelicious or visit them on Pinterest!
Take a look at even MORE Game Day dips like our 4-Cheese Hot Artichoke Dip,
and our (everyone’s favorite) White Cheese Dip!
PLUS, you can’t go wrong with a good ‘dog on Game Day! Snag the recipe for our Bacon Mac & Cheese Hot Dog, yum.