Pumpkin Cheese Ball


Another addition to my recipe suggestions for your Halloween menu. It's fast, easy and it'll look good on your table. I paired it with blue corn tortilla chips and some bread sticks.

I'm in the process of compiling recipes for Halloween because my son wants to have another Halloween buffet like I did last year. He even drew some ideas for our theme! Talk about pressure!

What's your favorite Halloween recipe? 


Pumpkin Cheese Ball


  • 8 oz. plain cream cheese
  • 8 oz. onion & chives cream cheese
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. smoke paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Orange food coloring
  • Stem from a green bell pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients together with a spatula and a few drops of orange food coloring.
  2. Cover and shape cheese mixture with plastic wrap and stainless bowl to make it look like half a pumpkin.
  3. Unmold, keeping plastic wrap on, run the back of the knife on the cheese mixture to make it look like the indented ridges of a pumpkin.
  4. Remove plastic and top with the bell pepper stem.