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pumpkin shaped cheeseball

Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 1 cheeseball 1x


A fun holiday cheeseball shaped into a pumpkin for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.


Units Scale
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 7.5 oz. cream cheese with chives and garlic
  • 16 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese – divided
  • 2 tsp. of paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. of chili powder
  • 1 stalk of broccoli – floret removed

Other equipment:

  • wax paper
  • silicone spatula
  • food prep gloves


  • mix the two types of cream cheese together
  • fold in spices and half of the cheddar cheese
  • on a sheet of wax paper, pour out the rest of the cheddar cheese
  • place kitchen gloves on your hands and mold the cheeseball into a ball
  • roll the cheese ball around in the shredded cheese
  • pull the wax paper up around the cheeseball
  • push a silicone spatula (or similar utensil) into the wax paper to make the ridges for the pumpkin
  • pull the wax paper down
  • cut the head of a large broccoli floret off of its’ stem
  • place the stem onto the center of the pumpkin
  • serve with crackers


Can I make this Cheeseball in Advance?

Yes! You can make this cheeseball at least a few days and up to five days in advance. Just cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.

Storing: Store on a serving platter and cover with plastic wrap in the refrigerator

Leftovers: Cover leftovers with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days

What Can I Serve with this Cheeseball?

  • butter crackers
  • Ritz crackers
  • sesame crackers
  • Wheat thins
  • Multi-Grain crackers
  • sliced vegetables like cucumber, carrots, and celery sticks
  • pita wedges
  • tortilla chips
  • corn chips

Tips and Tricks:

  • I have an easy hack for making the seams of the pumpkin. Just set your cheeseball onto wax paper and pull the wax paper up around the cheeseball. Push a silicone spatula or similar utensil into the sides creating wedges
  • Roll the cheeseball in a mound of shredded cheddar cheese to add even more orange to the outside, flavor, and texture
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: halloween