Turkey Cheese Ball for Thanksgiving

Turkey Cheese Ball for Thanksgiving Any cheese ball recipe can be turned into the shape of a turkey for a festive appetizer for your Thanksgiving dinner. All you need is some creativity!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist
For the Turkey:

Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 2 hrs

    TOTAL : 2 hrs 20 mins

    SERVING : 32

    YIELD : 1 large cheese ball

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and dressing mix together in a large bowl. Form into a large ball. Roll in chopped pecans to coat surface. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

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  • Arrange a row of whole-wheat crackers in the back of the cheese ball for the turkey tail feathers. Stick pecans evenly into the cheese ball for the body.

  • Cut out 2 strips of red bell pepper for the head and neck. Cut out 2 “eyes” from the black olive using a small pastry tip. Place 2 small dollops of cream cheese on one of the 2 bell pepper strips for the turkey head and stick the black olive circles into it as pupils. Cut a small triangular slice out of the yellow zucchini for the turkey beak and stick to the red pepper with cream cheese. Stick the undecorated red bell pepper strip on the front of the cheese ball. Stick the red bell pepper stick with the face into the top of the cheese ball for the head.

Per Serving: 179 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 3.2g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 28.5mg; sodium 187.7mg.