Jessica Hord's Pumpkin Cheeseball DIY


You'll Need:

-- 2 (8 oz.) Packages of Cream Cheese, Softened
-- 1 (8 oz.) Block of Sharp Cheddar Cheese

-- 1 Tsp Onion Powder

-- 1 TB Dried Chives or Freshly Minced Chives

-- 2 Tsp Paprika

-- 1/2 Tsp Ground Red Pepper (Cayenne)

-- 1 Broccoli Stalk

-- Crackers (I used Ritz & Cranberry Oat Multigrain Crisps)



1. Shred sharp cheddar cheese and set aside.

2. Combine cream cheese, onion powder, chives, paprika and red pepper.

3. Add sharp cheddar cheese & combine.

4. Roll into ball and cover. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours or however long it takes for ball to firm enough to shape.

5. Smooth entire surface with a spoon or fingers and then use a rounded wooden spoon or fingertips to create vertical grooves to resemble a pumpkin. Make sure grooves meet at top.

6. Remove the florets from the broccoli (you can reserve these for another use) and cut a piece of the broccoli stalk for your pumpkin stem.

7. Press stem into the top of the cheese-ball where all the grooves meet. Serve with crackers. You're done!


*Inspired By The 36th Avenue