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Kingpin Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


3 cups

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


  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 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.

Nutrition Facts

1/3 cup: 151 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 780mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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