Turkey Cheese Ball Thanksgiving Appetizer

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What’s Inside: This Turkey Cheese Ball is a super cute Thanksgiving appetizer that takes just minutes to assemble with our shortcut recipe! 

This Turkey Cheese Ball is a super cute Thanksgiving appetizer that takes just minutes to assemble with our shortcut recipe!

Turkey Cheese Ball Thanksgiving Appetizer

Tell me I’m not the only one who gets hungry on Thanksgiving Day while the big meal cooks! Even typing this, I can practically smell those glorious yeast rolls, the turkey, the potatoes wafting throughout the house. Yummm!

That’s why we always make a hearty appetizer spread when we invite family and friends over for holiday meals. It keeps everyone busy, talking around the table, and keeps tummies from rumbling.

While the real turkey is roasting in the oven, you and your guests can enjoy this fun and festive turkey cheese ball appetizer.

If you’re in a hurry, you can put together this turkey cheese ball in about 5 minutes – can’t beat that!

However, if you want to let the kids get involved in Thanksgiving meal preparations, this is the perfect recipe for them to help make. There’s no cutting or cooking required, and they’ll have a blast decorating their turkeys!

Happy Thanksgiving!

— Stacey

Ingredients to make a turkey cheese ball appetizer

Turkey Cheese Ball Ingredients

How to Make a Turkey Cheese Ball

Remove your pre-made cheese ball from packaging and flip upside-down. Using a spoon, scoop out a small amount of cheese from the bottom of your cheese ball and set aside. This cheese will serve as the “glue” for assembling your turkey cheese ball.

How to make a turkey cheeseball

Flip cheese ball right side up again and place in the center of a serving plate.

Take one pretzel stick and poke it into the front of your cheese ball. This will be your turkey’s neck.

Turkey cheeseball Thanksgiving appetizer

Take about 8-10 pretzel sticks and poke them into the back of your turkey in a fan shape. These will be your turkey’s feathers.

Use some of the cheese you set aside earlier to attach your candy corn onto the top of the pretzel at the front of your cheese ball. Then use more of the cheese to attach the edible candy eyes to this pretzel as well. Here’s what it will look like:

How to make a turkey cheeseball

TIP: I found these adorable Edible candy Eyes with eyelashes on Amazon! They’ll really make your turkey look cute as can be!

After you’re done assembling, surround your turkey cheese ball with crackers and enjoy!

Isn’t this the cutest?!

This Turkey Cheese Ball is a super cute Thanksgiving appetizer that takes just minutes to assemble with our shortcut recipe!

 

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Yield: 12 servings

Turkey Cheese Ball Thanksgiving Appetizer

This Turkey Cheese Ball is a super cute Thanksgiving appetizer that takes just minutes to assemble with our shortcut recipe!

Ready in minutes! This turkey cheese ball is cute and delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pre-made cheese Ball
  • Edible candy Eyes
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Candy Corn
  • Crackers for dipping

Instructions

  1. Remove pre-made cheese ball from packaging and flip upside-down. Scoop out a small amount of cheese from the bottom of your cheese ball and set aside. This extra cheese will serve as the "glue" for assembling your turkey cheese ball.
  2. Flip cheese ball over place in the center of a round serving plate.
  3. Poke one pretzel stick into the front of the cheese ball to be your turkey's "neck."
  4. Take about 8-10 pretzel sticks and poke them into the back of your turkey in a fan shape. These will be your turkey's feathers.
  5. Use some of the cheese you set aside earlier to attach your candy corn onto the top of the pretzel at the front of your cheese ball. Then use more of the cheese to attach the edible candy eyes to this pretzel as well.
  6. Surround your turkey cheese ball with crackers and enjoy!

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