Recipes and Cooking Pumpkin Cheese Ball Be the first to rate & review! Who says cheese balls have to be round? Shape this one into a cute little pumpkin to match its flavor. It just takes some rubber bands. By Annie Peterson Annie Peterson Instagram Annie Peterson has built her career around her passion for food, working as a contributing food editor to Better Homes & Gardens® food publications for more than 15 years. She received her B.A. from Iowa State University in 2003 and completed the Better Process Control School at the University of Tennessee in 2020. She contributed to various cookbooks, including several Whole30 titles, as well as the 15th, 16th, and 17th editions of the iconic Better Homes & Gardens® New Cook Book. She also serves as Recipe Editor for Allrecipes Magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 10, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins Servings: 24 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened 2 cup extra-sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded ¾ cup canned pumpkin ¼ cup butter, softened 2 tablespoon minced fresh sage ½ teaspoon smoked paprika ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Assorted crackers Directions Combine cream cheese, 1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese, the pumpkin, butter, sage, paprika, garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Beat with a mixer on medium until fluffy. Chill, covered, 4 to 24 hours. Wrap in plastic wrap and shape into a ball. Unwrap; roll ball in remaining 3/4 cup cheddar. Serve with crackers. Serves 24. Jacob Fox To shape into a pumpkin: After rolling the cheese ball in the remaining cheddar cheese, rewrap the ball in plastic wrap. Place a few rubber bands vertically around the cheese ball to form ridges. Chill 30 minutes. Before serving finish with sage leaves and a pickled green bean (or cinnamon stick) stem to complete the pumpkin cheese ball look. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 123 Calories 11g Fat 2g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 123 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 34mg 11% Sodium 159mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 2g 1% Total Sugars 1g Protein 4g Vitamin C 0.4mg 2% Calcium 89mg 7% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 52mg 1% Folate, total 4.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.