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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; total fat 11g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 34mg; sodium 159mg; potassium 52mg; carbohydrates 2g; fiberg; sugar 1g; protein 4g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 1566IU; vitamin cmg; thiamin 10mg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 5mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 89mg; ironmg.