Pizza on the Brain Cheese Ball

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Pizza on the Brain Cheese Ball

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44
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30min
Prep
30min
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    Halloween is all about tricks, and treats. Grab your scalpels and dig into this pizza-flavored cheese ball shaped like a brain. 

    For more recipes from Chef Elizabeth's Brainy Halloween Snacks episode, view her Kaboom Float recipe.

    To get even more recipes from Chef Elizabeth, go to HSTV.com.

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    Ingredients
    Serves 44
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    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

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      Directions

      1. In a food processor, combine cream cheese, pizza sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, and Italian cheese blend. Process until smooth. 

      2. 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.

      3. 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. 

      4. Remove platter from refrigerator. Pipe pink cream cheese mixture around the sphere to make it look like a brain. Chill. 

      5. Serve cheese ball with crackers and assortment of fresh vegetables. 

      Nutrition facts

      Servings

      90 Calories per serving
      2 tablespoons

      Amounts Per Serving

      • Total Fat: 8g
      • Cholesterol: 25mg
      • Sodium: 180mg
      • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
      • Protein: 3g

      Daily Values

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      Iron 0%
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      Calcium 4%
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      Vitamin D 0%
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      Potassium 0%