Pumpkin Cheeseball Recipe
  • 2 (8 ounces) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tb dried chives
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground red pepper
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 broccoli stalk
  1. Combine cream cheese, onion powder, chives, paprika, and red pepper until well blended. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until well combined. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours or until mixture is firm enough to shape.
  2. Shape mixture into a ball. Smooth the entire surface with a spoon or spatula. Using your fingertips, create vertical grooves in the ball to resemble a pumpkin.
  3. Remove florets from broccoli stalk and reserve for another use. Cut stalk to resemble a pumpkin stem and press in the top of the cheeseball. Serve with crackers, apples, or celery.
To make ahead, wrap cheeseball in plastic without stalk and store in the refrigerator up to 2 days. Just before serving, create grooves and attach stalk.
Recipe by The 36th AVENUE at https://www.the36thavenue.com/pumpkin-cheeseball-recipe/