This Pumpkin Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe is perfect for the upcoming fall holidays, especially Halloween and Thanksgiving!
I mean...when isn't a cheese ball AMAZING?!?
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Pumpkin Cheese Ball Appetizer
I love a good cheese ball, I mean...who doesn't!?
There is a reason that Halloween cheese ball appetizer recipes are one of the most popular party foods, and they are so easily customized for the different holidays or for different occasions.
Pumpkin Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving
Please note that if you put the chips on the serving platter and then cover and refrigerate it, they will get really soft from the moisture.
So you need to decide if you want a crunch or not! I love a nice crunch, so if you want that crunch, put the chips on as close to serving as possible. I don't recommend that you store this with any crackers as the crackers will soften, too.
But this can easily be made ahead and the chips added later if so desired!
I personally suggest waiting until you are serving this Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe at your holiday function to preserve that crunch, it really adds a lot to the cheese ball, combined with the softness of the cheese itself.
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Check out these really fun Pumpkin flavored recipes on The Rebel Chick, like our Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe. I am always adding new pumpkin recipes, especially during the months surrounding Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays. Take a look and see if there is anything that sounds tasty to you!
How to Make this Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe
Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe Ingredients
- 2 bricks, 8 oz each, cream cheese, softened
- 1 package, 8 oz, shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Nacho cheese chips
- Celery stalk
- Crackers for serving
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Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe Directions
Add cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat.
Add Worcestershire sauce and spices and beat well.
Add cheese and beat until combined.
Shape cheese into a round ball and place onto a piece of plastic wrap.
Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator, and unwrap plastic wrap and discard. Place ball onto a serving plate.
Use the handle of a spoon to "dig" a hole in the top of the ball for the stem.
Cut a piece of celery about 2" long and press into the top of the ball.
Use a round handled utensil to create deep divots in the side, making the cheese ball look like a pumpkin.
You want these pretty deep as they will fill with chips.
Crush nacho cheese chips into fine crumbs by sealing them in a bag and kneading with your hands.
Gently press the crumbs onto the outside of the cheese ball.
Serve immediately with crackers.
Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.
More Easy Halloween Treats
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Pumpkin Cheese Ball
- Add cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat. Add Worcestershire sauce and spices and beat well. Add cheese and beat until combined.
- Shape cheese into a round ball and place onto a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
- Remove from the refrigerator, and unwrap plastic wrap and discard. Place ball onto a serving plate. Use the handle of a spoon to "dig" a hole in the top of the ball for the stem. Cut a piece of celery about 2" long and press into the top of the ball. Use a round handled utensil to create deep divots in the side, making the cheese ball look like a pumpkin. You want these pretty deep as they will fill with chips.
- Crush nacho cheese chips into fine crumbs by sealing them in a bag and kneading with your hands. Gently press the crumbs onto the outside of the cheeseball. Serve immediately with crackers.
- Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.