Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball

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This pumpkin shaped cheeseball is easy to make! It’s the perfect appetizer for any fall or Halloween party.

Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball

A pumpkin shaped cheeseball is quick and easy to make and the perfect appetizer to take to your next fall get together. This recipe has only 4 ingredients but is packed with flavor. The secret to this savory, delicious cheeseball is the Everything Bagel Seasoning. Not only does the seasoning give the cheeseball a beautiful, harvest-like appearance, but it is bursting with flavor.

What I love about this cheeseball:

  • It is visually stunning and on-theme at any fall gathering.
  • Prep time is only 15 minutes, and it’s super easy to make.
  • You can make this ahead 1 or 2 days before your party.

Just 4 ingredients

How to Make a Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball

Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator and allow to soften for 1-2 hours.
Add cream cheese and shredded cheddar to a mixing bowl and beat together using the paddle attachment until well combined.
Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl.
Transfer the cheese mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap.
Fold plastic wrap around the entire cheese mixture to completely cover it. Use your hands to shape into a ball shape.

Pour Everything Bagel Seasoning into the bottom of a plate. Remove the plastic wrap from the cheese ball, place on the plate, and roll it around on top of the seasoning until it’s completely covered.
Use the back of a butter knife to score lines into the cheeseball to give the appearance of a pumpkin.
Stick a cinnamon stick on top for the stem.
Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball

What to serve with a cheeseball:

There are so many things you can serve with this cheeseball. I like to include a variety of crackers and some veggies for those looking for a healthier or low-carb option. Here are a few ideas for you:

  • Crackers such as Wheat Thins, Sesame crackers, Ritz, or Multi-Grain
  • Bagel chips
  • Corn chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Vegetables like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, celery sticks or bell peppers
  • Pita wedges
Fall Appetizer

Cheeseball Mix-Ins

Add mix-ins to this simple recipe for variations in taste. Here are some ingredients you can add:

  • Ranch dressing mix
  • Bacon bits
  • Chili powder
  • Chopped nuts
  • Chopped pepperoni
  • Chopped green onions or chives
  • Chopped bell pepper

Tips & Tricks

  • Freshly shredded cheese will incorporate better than pre-shredded cheese.
  • Double the recipe to make a larger cheeseball.
  • Use flavored cream cheese to easily add more flavor with no extra work on your part.
  • If you don’t have a cinnamon stick you can use other things for the stem such as a piece of green onion, broccoli stems, bell pepper stems, or even a real pumpkin stem.
  • Make it 1-2 days ahead and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball served with crackers
Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball

Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball

Melisha Kreppein
This pumpkin shaped cheeseball is easy to make! It’s the perfect appetizer for any fall or Halloween party.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 284 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • 1 Cinnamon stick

Instructions
 

  • Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator and allow to soften for 1-2 hours.
  • Add cream cheese and shredded cheddar to a mixing bowl and beat together using the paddle attachment until well combined.
  • Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl.
  • Transfer the cheese mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap.
  • Fold plastic wrap around the entire cheese mixture to completely cover it. Use your hands to shape into a ball shape.
  • Pour Everything Bagel Seasoning into the bottom of a plate. Remove the plastic wrap from the cheese ball, place on the plate, and roll it around on top of the seasoning until it’s completely covered.
  • Use the back of a butter knife to score lines into the cheeseball to give the appearance of a pumpkin.
  • Stick a cinnamon stick on top for the stem.
  • Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Notes

Serve with
  • Crackers such as Wheat Thins, Sesame crackers, Ritz, or Multi-Grain.
  • Bagel chips
  • Corn chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Vegetables like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, celery sticks or bell peppers.
  • Pita wedges
Add mix-ins to this simple recipe for variations in taste. Here are some ingredients you can add:
  • Ranch dressing mix
  • Bacon bits
  • Chili powder
  • Chopped nuts
  • Chopped pepperoni
  • Chopped green onions or chives
  • Chopped bell pepper

Tips & Tricks

  • Freshly shredded cheese will incorporate better than pre-shredded cheese.
  • Double the recipe to make a larger cheeseball.
  • Use flavored cream cheese to easily add more flavor with no extra work on your part.
  • If you don’t have a cinnamon stick you can use other things for the stem such as a piece of green onion, broccoli stems, bell pepper stems, or even a real pumpkin stem.
  • Make it 1-2 days ahead and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 1.5gProtein: 12.2gFat: 25.7gSaturated Fat: -216.3gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 346mgPotassium: 82mgSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 302mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fall, halloween
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