Pumpkin Cheese Ball

66  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.


Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  •  Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 green onion piece (2 inch)
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Mix  Neufchatel cheese, pumpkin and spices in medium bowl until blended. Add nuts; mix well. Shape into ball.
  • Use  wooden spoon handle to press indentations into cream cheese mixture to resemble pumpkin as shown in photo.
  • Insert  onion piece into top of cheese ball.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

How to Shape Cream Cheese Mixture into BallPlace cheese mixture in center of large piece of plastic wrap. Gather corners of plastic wrap at top of cheese mixture and twist until mixture forms ball. Unwrap cheese ball; place on plate. Make indentations and add onion for stem as directed in recipe. Refrigerate 1 hour.

SubstituteSubstitute a 2-inch piece of cinnamon stick, pretzel rod or green pepper strip for the green onion.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 150 
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Trans fat 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 190 mg
  • Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 25 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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