5 Minute Pumpkin Cheese Ball for Halloween Fun.

Uncategorized | October 23, 2014 | By


This pumpkin shaped cheese ball idea is all over the place. I saw a picture of one in Google Images and ran with it when I was making the menu for our Walking Dead premiere buffet earlier this month. It’s ready to serve in 5 minutes flat, if even that long.

Using a little grated cheese and softened cream cheese, with or without herbs and spices thrown in,  it’s really easy to whip up a festive cheese ball. I usually roll them in nuts during the Christmas season, but this one is rolled in crushed cheesy tortilla chips. I used a bamboo skewer to make the pumpkin ridges and a sprig of basil leaves for the top. Because it’s October and the Halloween goodies are out, I stumbled across black and orange tortilla chips to serve with it. A freaky purple plate made the perfect serving tray.

Nacho Pumpkin Cheese Ball


1 c. nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips

8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese

4 oz. softened cream cheese

Basil leaves

Tortilla chips for serving


Crush the nacho chips in a food processor. Set aside.


Whir the cheddar cheese in the food processor to quickly grate it.



Add the cream cheese to blend.



Shape the cheese mixture into a ball, using your hands.


Roll the ball in the nacho crumbs.


Place the end of a bamboo skewer flat against the side of the cheese ball and roll it from top to bottom to make a ridge. Repeat to form the sides of the pumpkin. Use your fingers to soften the edges.


Place the basil stem in the top.


Serve with tortilla chips.




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    October 23, 2014

    This is cool! I think we may try this! :)

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