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This creamy, cheesy, and spicy taco cheese ball is perfect for your next sports party!

This creamy, cheesy, and spicy taco cheese ball is perfect for your next sports party!

I have been on a terrible taco kick lately. The worst part? I have yet to actually make myself some tacos. Which isn’t really helping those pesky taco cravings. Luckily we did our own thing for friend Christmas and laid out a taco bar. So many tacos. Seriously. And was I upset about it? Absolutely not. I mean how could I be when I’ve made this taco cheese ball twice in the last week. No shame.

Initially I threw this together because we had some friends coming over for a Pure Romance party and when people come over to our house I like to feed them. Usually they get what I’m craving so taco something and cheese it is. They’re just lucky it lasted until the party because I honestly could have eaten this entire thing by myself. Easy. 

This creamy, cheesy, and spicy taco cheese ball is perfect for your next sports party!

I adored it with the shredded chicken but I’m considering trying ground beef the next time I make it. I’m not sure if it’s an experiment that will go well since chicken generally tastes much better cold than beef. But I’m a brave taco lover and I’ll try almost anything once. Besides, what’s the worst that could happen? I pop it into the oven to make it nice and bubbly and have a hot dip instead? Sounds like a win win situation to me!

As I gear up for my 2nd favorite season: all the sporting events {fall and football will always be my first love} I’m arming myself with an arsenal of delicious appetizer recipes and this one fits the bill! If you’re feeling fancy shape it like a football for your Super Bowl party or make it easy on yourself and leave it round. Whatever you decide you’ll need to make two. One for everyone else and one for yourself 😉

This creamy, cheesy, and spicy taco cheese ball is perfect for your next sports party!

Had any persistent food cravings lately? Tell me about ’em!

Meaghan

This creamy, cheesy, and spicy taco cheese ball is perfect for your next sports party!

Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

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Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This creamy, cheesy, and spicy taco cheese ball is perfect for your next sports party!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 oz shredded chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, divided
  • 1 Tbs taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment blend together cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
  2. Add taco seasoning and taco sauce and blend until combined then add shredded chicken and half the cheese and mix until completely incorporated.
  3. Line a small glass bowl with plastic wrap and spoon mixture into it, pressing it down with a spatula or spoon to remove any air bubbles or gaps.
  4. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
  5. Once chilled, turn cheese ball out of bowl and unwrap, placing on a plate or serving board. Top with remaining cheese, pressing gently to make it stick.
  6. Serve with butter crackers or tortilla chips.

 

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