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Kingpin Cheese Spread Recipe

Kingpin Cheese Spread Recipe

This dish a great way to start off a bowling party. The creamy spread holds its shape well and is easy to form.—Lizz (Elizabeth) Loder, Fox Point, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:9 servings


  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 sweet red pepper rings
  • Assorted crackers


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and dressing mix until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. On a serving platter, form cheese spread into the shape of a bowling pin. Add pepper rings at the neck of pin for stripes, trimming to fit if necessary. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/3 cup) equals 151 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 780 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Kingpin Cheese Spread

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"This recipe worked out perfect for me! The cheese spread actually is nice and thick and has a very good taste. However, I was looking for an appetizer recipe for a bowling party when I found this. I used a clip art template on-line and traced it on a piece of parchment and proceeded from there. It so easy and quick to make too. I think they will be happy with this at the bowling party. ty"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"This is really good and makes a lot. I also just made it into a ball and omitted the red pepper."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2009

"I brought this to book club and it was a hit! I formed it into a ball instead of the pin and omitted the red pepper rings. People were still talking about how good it was at the next book club meeting."

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