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Crab Football Spread

 Crab Football Spread
Fans keep coming back for more after tasting this delicious cheese ball. I don't make this spread just on football Sundays. You can be creative about molding the mixture into different shapes. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 cup crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Assorted crackers and/or fresh vegetables


  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add cheddar cheese,
  • provolone cheese, crab, cottage cheese, seafood seasoning,
  • Worcestershire sauce and mustard; mix well. Cover and refrigerate
  • overnight.
  • Form mixture into a football shape. Arrange pretzels over top for
  • laces. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables. Yield: 1 cheese ball.