Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball

This Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball is simply adorable and the perfect activity to do with your kids, or simply get creative for your next Friendsgiving.

As Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approach, keeping a go-to recipe you can throw together for the last minute holiday parties is a must. The hosts will really appreciate not having to squeeze in a 5th store bought veggie tray.

If you are searching for holiday sides, try this Classic Holiday Cornbread Dressing or Kentucky Bourbon Cranberry Sauce.

This recipe is super simple to create and fun to make. The handy tips below and a few minutes in the kitchen will have everyone at the party asking just how you do it!

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball Project Stepmom

How to Make a Classic Cheese Ball

Here’s where you can cheat: buy a store bought cheese ball. If you are running late to your third Friendsgiving of November, then go with store bought and finish the decorating at home.

OR! If you have some extra time, you can follow this Party Cheese Ball recipe from Kraft. With only four steps, I’m confident anyone can pull this off.

*Be sure to account for chill time in the fridge!

How to Make a Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball

This Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball will have your guests gobbling at your next party!

Here’s what you need:

First, take your cheese ball and scoop out a tiny scoop of cheese from the bottom. Hang on to this because you will be using this scoop of cheese later as “glue” for the eyes and feathers.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball Project Stepmom

Now, take those pretzel sticks and poke one in the front of your cheese ball to create a turkey neck, and then poke several pretzel sticks in the back to make Turkey feathers.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball Project Stepmom

Remember our cheesy glue? Glue your candy corn onto the turkey neck pretzel stick using that small scoop of glue. Then, add the eyes.

Your Turkey Cheese ball is ready for his big debut! Place on to a service dish and surround the “bird” with crackers. Serve & Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball Project Stepmom

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball

This Turkey Cheese Ball is simply adorable and the perfect activity to do with your kids, or simply get creative for your next Friendsgiving.

Course Appetizer, Holiday
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese, Cheese Ball, Holiday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients

  • Cheese Ball
  • Candy Eyes
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Candy Corn
  • ​Crackers

Instructions

  1. Take your cheese ball and scoop out a tiny scoop of cheese from the bottom. Use this scoop of cheese later as “glue” for the eyes and feathers.

  2. Using pretzel sticks, poke one in the front of your cheese ball to create a turkey neck, and then poke several pretzel sticks in the back to make turkey feathers.

  3. Using the scoop of cheese as a glue, glue your candy corn onto the turkey neck pretzel stick. Then, add the eyes.

  4. Place on to a service dish and surround the “bird” with crackers. Serve & Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*A store bought or homemade cheese ball will both work for this recipe.

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