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Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe

This Pumpkin Cheese Ball is so easy to put together and it makes the perfect centerpiece for your guests!
Prep Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fall cheese ball recipe, Pumpkin cheeseball, Pumpkin shaped appetizers, Thanksgiving cheeseball
Servings: 12
Calories: 241kcal


  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap
  • String


  • 16 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons salsa
  • 1 cup nacho cheese tortilla chips (crushed)
  • 1 green bell pepper use stem


  • Blend together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, and salsa.
  • Scoop onto plastic wrap and use the wrap to form the mixture into a 5-inch pumpkin-shaped ball; chill at least 2 hours (I chilled mine over night). To serve, unwrap, roll in crushed nacho-flavored tortilla chips and press a bell pepper stem into the top.
  • To make some pumpkin lines, I used some string, held it at the "pumpkin stem and pressed it into the pumpkin.


  • For our pumpkin-shaped cheeseball, you can make it up to a week ahead of time and still have a great appetizer to serve!


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 1mg