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Turkey Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

This EASY Turkey Thanksgiving Cheese Ball will be a hit at Thanksgiving dinner. Serve this Thanksgiving appetizer before the big feast, or as part of your Thanksgiving dinner. It's easy to make and can be made in less than 15 minutes! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, easy, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 Kaukauna Cheese Ball (I used Sharp Cheddar flavor)
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tsp Cream cheese
  • 1 handful Pecan halves


  • Cut a piece of red pepper in the shape of a turkey head and neck. Cut a small triangle shape from a yellow pepper to make a beak.  Use a small amount of cream cheese to add the yellow beak to the red pepper turkey head.
  • Place a tiny amount of cream cheese onto a pepper seed and place on the red pepper to make the turkey eye.
  • Cut a small slit into your Kaukauna® Cheese Ball with a knife.  Place the turkey neck and head into the slit.
  • Press pecan halves in three rows to form the turkey feathers behind the turkey head.  Place completed turkey in the fridge until ready to serve.