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Pumpkin Cheese Ball

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This pumpkin cheese ball is super festive to enjoy in the fall, for Halloween, and Thanksgiving. It is super easy to make and a huge hit to everyone you serve it to. Impress your guests with this easy pumpkin cheese ball. 

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

My Turkey cheese ball and my Bunny butt funfetti dessert cheese ball have always been a huge hit around the holidays, so as fall approaches I thought it would be fun to make a cheese ball that we could enjoy throughout the whole season. This pumpkin cheese ball is just that. 

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

You will love this pumpkin cheese ball for so many reasons! 

  • It is easy to make, prep time is about 15 minutes. 
  • You can make it ahead of time. 
  • The flavor is amazing. 
  • Super festive to serve at any harvest party this year. 
Pumpkin Cheese Ball

With some basic ingredients like cream cheese, Velveeta cheese, sharp cheddar, some spices, and crushed cheese curls you will be enjoying this in no time! 

pumpkin cheese ball

Ingredients

2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened

½ pound Velvetta cheese, room temperature

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 cups crushed cheese curls

1 bell pepper stem

How to Make a Pumpkin Cheese ball

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together all of the ingredients until completely blended.

  • Using plastic wrap, shape the cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap. Then, use the stem of a paintbrush or pencil to create the vertical lines of a pumpkin. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Remove the plastic wrap and roll the cheese ball in crushed cheese curls, coating the entire cheese ball. If needed, remove the excess crumbs from the pumpkin lines or press deeper lines into the cheese ball.

  • Transfer to a serving plate and press the bell pepper stem into the top of the cheese ball.

  • Serve with crackers or vegetable dippers.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • I love using a pencil or a paintbrush to shape the pumpkin and add the lines, but you can also use large rubber bands to go around your cheese ball to create the lines as well. 
  • If you want to make multiple cheese balls, just double the recipe. 
  • Be sure you let your cream cheese get to room temperature before mixing it. This will create a nice smooth and creamy cheese ball. 
  • If you want to make a festive brown pumpkin cheese ball, omit the cheese curls and add crushed pecans to the outside of it. 
Yes, you can make this 2 - 3 days in advance. You will want to keep it tightly wrapped in the plastic covered in the fridge. Be sure to not add the cheese curls or the stem until you are about ready to serve. 

Storage

This will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days when stored in an airtight container

pumpkin cheese ball
Can I Make this Pumpkin Cheese Ball ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this 2 – 3 days in advance. You will want to keep it tightly wrapped in the plastic covered in the fridge.
Be sure to not add the cheese curls or the stem until you are about ready to serve. 

pumpkin cheese ball

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This pumpkin cheese ball is super festive to enjoy in the fall, for Halloween, and Thanksgiving. It is super easy to make and a huge hit to everyone you serve it to. Wow your guests with this easy pumpkin cheese ball.

Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ pound Velvetta cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups crushed cheese curls
  • 1 bell pepper stem

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together all of the ingredients until completely blended.
  2. Using plastic wrap, shape the cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap. Then, use the stem of a paintbrush or pencil to create the vertical lines of a pumpkin. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Remove the plastic wrap and roll the cheese ball in crushed cheese curls, coating the entire cheese ball. If needed, remove the excess crumbs from the pumpkin lines or press deeper lines into the cheese ball.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate and press the bell pepper stem into the top of the cheese ball.
  5. Serve with crackers or vegetable dippers.

Notes

Yield: 1 large cheese ball

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 718mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g

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