Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe

 

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe

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Fall is full of opportunities for social gatherings. From Fall celebrations and Halloween parties to Thanksgiving gatherings… anything pumpkin (shaped) is a winner.

This particular recipe has a fun appeal with a grown up taste. Sometimes you just don’t want another sweet goodie… crackers and cheese are always a great adult combo winner!

INGREDIENTS
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/4 cup Salsa
1/2 tsp Cumin
2 cup Nacho Cheese Chips, crushed

 

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DIRECTIONS
Combine cream cheese, cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin and salsa. Mix until smooth and blended.

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Form into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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Roll ball in the crushed nacho chips.
Optionally, place bell pepper stem on top and score sides to look like pumpkin.

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Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ cup Salsa
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • 2 cup Nacho Cheese Chips, crushed
Instructions
  1. Combine cream cheese, cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin and salsa. Mix until smooth and blended.
  2. Form into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Roll ball in the crushed nacho chips.
  4. Optionally, place bell pepper stem on top and score sides to look like pumpkin.

Do you have any other pumpkin shaped recipes that are great for fall get togethers?

Share them in the comments section below!

Comments

  1. shelly peterson says:

    Now this is the cutest thing ever, so perfect for a party.

  2. Laurel O. says:

    This looks so yummy! And what a cute idea for the fall! I definitely want to try this out for a near future party. Thanks for posting!

  3. Maria Iemma says:

    I love the tortilla chips giving it crunch. Thanks for the recipe

  4. Karen Glatt says:

    This is such a wonderful Pumpkin shaped Cheese Ball!! I love the recipe and want to make this as a dish for my Halloween Party that I am going to!!

  5. This is so cute — and even I can do it!

  6. Anne says:

    Rolling a cheese ball in crushed nacho chips? Genius! Color, flavor, and crunch, all in one. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Wendi S says:

    So cute. I love the pepper stem. That’s a great idea.

  8. Candice Hull says:

    That is too cute! and so easy to make! I am just now getting in to the cheese ball thing so I will have to make that this year.

  9. Nicole says:

    What a yummy unique way to turn a cheese ball into a fun holiday treat. I love this! Great to put out for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

  10. Rebekah A. says:

    Super cute and easy to make, love it! Wonder how I could modify it to be gluten free… I’m sure it can be done 🙂

  11. Jeane Campbell says:

    Looks real. Clever with the pepper stem, btw! Great touch.

  12. Sandy Cain says:

    OMG! All my favorites rolled up into faux pumpkin! And that bell pepper stem is a stroke of genius! Pinned & planned!

  13. Melissa S says:

    We are staying in for Halloween and having a movie marathon with Halloween themed treats, this will be a great addition with crackers and summer sausage.

  14. Birdiebee says:

    This is so awesome. I wished I have found this earlier for my Halloween party. I will be pinning this and making it next year. I love this idea for a cheese ball.

  15. Sarah Matos says:

    What a fun festive holiday appetizer. I will keep this in mind for the upcoming holidays.

  16. Elena says:

    What a great idea! Looks so festive and tasty

  17. Priscilla S. says:

    The bell pepper stem is the perfect finishing touch. So cute!

  18. Jen F says:

    I have never seen anything like this before! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I might have to try it for Halloween this year!

  19. rochelle haynes says:

    This looks good like to try this

  20. June S. says:

    (Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe) I am going to make this for my son and daughter-in-law next weekend when I go there for a visit. I have not made a cheese ball in along time now.

  21. Tamra Phelps says:

    I love cheese balls & make them every holiday. I like the idea of rolling it in nacho chips!

  22. This is an adorable appetizer idea and so festive. It would be a wonderful way to start our Thanksgiving feast!

  23. G K says:

    Anything with cheese is great in my book. This also looks very pretty!

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