Festive Pumpkin Cheese Ball

This rich, cheesy appetizer is the ultimate treat for any party.

Festive Pumpkin Cheese Ball


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  • PREP TIME 10
    + chilling


  1. Beat cream cheese until soft, then add cayenne pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic, green onions, red bell pepper and 1 cup cheese.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Roll mixture into a ball, then use remaining cheese to cover outsides of ball.
  4. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  5. Wrap 4 rubber bands around ball to create the ridges of the pumpkin.
  6. Refrigerate overnight to set, then add red bell pepper stem to top before serving.


  • 2 (8-oz) blocks cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (keep stem for serving)
  • 2 cups Horizon Organic Mexican Shredded Cheese, divided

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