Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe

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This Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe is perfect For Halloween themed parties and any fall entertaining you are planning to do!

Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe

As you may remember, we completely redid our backyard this past spring and I am SO SO SO excited that it’s finally cool enough to have a fire back there and not break into a sweat. This also means it’s time to host! I’m planning to make this festive Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball the next time we have guests over for a fire because it’s not only delicious but super festive (black and orange!) and can be whipped up ahead of time. I’m thinking I will also probably make this for Halloween so Wyatt and I can have a delicious treat while we hand out candy on our porch – we deserve a treat yo ‘self moment too for the holiday, right??

You do need to plan ahead just a bit by making sure you give the cheeseball time to chill in the freezer before rolling it in the poppyseed and black sesame seeds. I like to serve my cheeseball with some crackers and veggies but potato chips would also work great here as well.

Oh and if you are into pumpkin recipes, make sure to check out all the other amazing recipes being featured on the Virtual Pumpkin Potluck!

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How is your fall shaping up so far? It’s been pretty quiet over here – the weather FINALLY turned cold yesterday so I’m hoping we can finally start getting in some fall activities like hiking and apple picking. Wyatt and I are also celebrating our 8 year anniversary (woot woot!) next week with a little weekend trip to Cincinatti (a place neither of us have really spent any time in but is close enough for a weekend trip and has some pretty awesome looking restaurants to check out. Let me know if you have any recommendation for musts while we are there and make sure to follow along on my Insta!

Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe

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Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball

This Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe is perfect For Halloween themed parties and any fall entertaining you are planning to do!

Servings: 2 cheese balls
Ingredients
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Add cream cheese, pumpkin, cheddar cheese, paprika, salt, and pepper to a food processor and process until completely combined and a smooth paste remains. 

  3. Using clean and damp hands, divide the dough in half and each half into a circle using the palm of your hands. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and place in the freezer to chill for at least 20 minutes.

  4. Mix together the sesame seeds and poppy seeds in a shallow rimmed dish. Remove chilled balls from freezer and roll each ball in the seed mixture until completely coated.

  5. Transfer to a serving dish to serve right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve with veggies, chips, and crackers.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe

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  • Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence
    October 15, 2018

    How fun is this?! I love the combination of the orange cheese ball and the black seeds on top. So festive! Happy Pumpkin Day 😀

  • Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek
    October 16, 2018

    Ooooh girl you are speaking to my Midwestern roots. I am obsessed with a good cheese ball. And this one is gorgeous! Thanks for recipe, and happy pumpkin day! xo

  • Kate
    October 16, 2018

    NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM ??

  • Sara @ Cake Over Steak
    October 23, 2018

    Your photography kills me every time. SO BEAUTIFUL. Can I please come enjoy a fire in your newly-refreshed backyard? Major #goals right there as we’d like to freshen up our backyard sometime soon (aka 2-3 years lol). Thanks for joining in on the VPP with the fabulous recipe! xoxo

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