In a food processor, combine cream cheese, pizza sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, and Italian cheese blend. Process until smooth.
Servings and Ingredients
|3||(8-oz. each) pkgs. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened|
|¾ c.||Hy-Vee pizza sauce|
|2 clove(s)||garlic, minced|
|1 tbsp.||Hy-Vee Italian seasoning|
|2 tbsp.||fresh basil, chopped|
|¼ c.||Hy-Vee grated Parmesan cheese|
|2 c.||Kraft finely shredded Italian cheese blend|
|½ c.||Italian sausage, cooked and cooled|
|½ c.||pepperoni, finely chopped|
|1 drop(s)||pink food coloring|
|6 c.||assorted vegetables, for serving|
|2 c.||Townhouse pita crackers, for serving|
Things To Grab
Place 1/3 of cream cheese mixture into a medium bowl. Add sausage and pepperoni to remaining 2/3 cream cheese mixture. Form the sausage and pepperoni cream cheese mixture into a sphere, place on a serving platter. Using your hand, make a line through the center of the sphere to make the shape of a brain. Place serving platter into refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, add pink food coloring to the remaining 1/3 cream cheese mixture. Place into a large piping bag fitted with a large round piping tip.
Remove platter from refrigerator. Pipe pink cream cheese mixture around the sphere to make it look like a brain. Chill.
Serve cheese ball with crackers and assortment of fresh vegetables.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 8g
- Cholesterol: 25mg
- Sodium: 180mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 2g
- Protein: 3g