Autumn Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Autumn Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Clever Edible for Fall Parties!

This creamy ranch spread won’t even last until midnight, so go ahead and turn an ordinary cheese ball into a pumpkin! It will be the hit of any fall soirée with its festive look on the outside and savory flavor on the inside. Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies, and watch your pumpkin cheese ball disappear, one bite at a time!

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Ingredients:

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub vegetable cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package spicy ranch dressing mix
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced (save the stem)
  • 3 cups Hiland Dairy Cheddar Cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped black olives, optional

Directions:

Combine both cream cheeses in a large bowl using a mixer.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Step 1

Stir in dressing mix, onions, peppers, olives and one cup cheddar cheese using hands.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Step 2

Spread out a large sheet of plastic wrap. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese onto the center of the plastic wrap.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Step 3

Spoon the cream cheese mixture directly on top of the cheese.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Step 4

Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the cream cheese mixture, pressing the cheese on the top and sides.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Step 5

Tightly wrap the cheese ball with the plastic wrap. Wrap with additional sheet of plastic wrap and form into a ball.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Step 6

Double wrap rubber bands around the cheese ball to form pumpkin-like indentations around the outside. Refrigerate overnight.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Step 7

When ready to serve, cut off the rubber bands and carefully remove the plastic wrap. Gently press the stem of a red pepper on top of the pumpkin cheese ball.

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Diva’s Tip

Can’t find Hiland Dairy Cheddar Cheese in a block? Hiland Dairy Shredded Cheddar Cheese works just as well!

The Dairy Diva

~The Dairy Diva

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