Cheesy Jack-o'-Lantern

40  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 1 hr 10 min total
  • Makes 3 cups spread, or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.


Cheesy Jack-o'-Lantern Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 green onions, divided
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red peppers
  • 2 slices pepperoni
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Cut  4-inch length from green end of 1 onion; slice remaining onions. Beat cream cheese and 1-1/4 cups cheddar with mixer until blended. Stir in sliced onions and peppers.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour.
  • Shape  cheese mixture into ball; roll in remaining cheddar. Cut pepperoni into shapes for the jack-o'-lantern's eyes, nose and mouth; press into cheese ball to make face. Insert green onion piece into top for the stem.
  • Serve  with the crackers.

Recipe Tips

Variation Prepare using Neufchatel cheese and shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 3 cups spread, or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 190 
    • Total fat 14 g
    • Saturated fat 7 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 250 mg
    • Carbohydrate 11 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars 1 g
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 10 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 0 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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