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