Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball

Turkey Ball

Introducing a Thanksgiving recipe for kids to join the holiday cheese ball recipe lineup: the Turkey Cheese Ball!

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball - So Cute!  Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids

Isn’t he cute? He looks a little worried, but it’s justified: this holiday appetizer is so delicious it will be gobbled up in no time!  Not only is it fun to eat, it was a fun Thanksgiving recipe to make with the kids, too.

Here is my Basic Cheese Ball Recipe – feel free to substitute your own cheese ball recipe.

  • 2 packages softened cream cheese
  • 3 cups grated cheese (such as Cheddar)
  • 3 thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 t. Worcestershire sauce

Mix all ingredients well.  Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours before decorating.

To make it into a Thanksgiving recipe with the kids, you’ll also need:

  • 1 large carrot
  • a couple of dried cranberries
  • chopped nuts such as walnuts
  • whole or sliced almonds
  • vegetable sticks (we used cucumber and carrot; a variety of bell peppers would be cute)
  • Wilton candy eyes

How to decorate your Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball:

  1. After the cheese ball has been refrigerated and is firm, roll it in the chopped nuts.  Cover the cheese completely in nuts by pressing them in any open spots.
  2. Cut slices off the thick end of the carrot and notch them to use for the turkey’s feet.
  3. Cut a wedge of carrot to use as a nose. Add a dried cranberry wattle and the Wilton candy eyes for the turkey’s face.
  4. Use the almonds and vegetable sticks to make a turkey tail on the back of the cheese ball.
  5. Serve with crackers!

Make sure you let the kids help with the last part of the recipe – decorating the turkey!

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