Pretty Pumpkin Cheese Ball

This impressive, yet easy-to-make, pumpkin-shaped cheddar cheese ball will make the perfect addition to your Halloween or fall charcuterie board.  Serve with RITZ Crackers for the perfect appetizer.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

Ingredient list

  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) finely shredded reduced-fat mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 pkg. (1.4 oz.) dry vegetable soup mix
  • 2 Tbsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 green onions, divided
  • 2 slices (0.75 oz. each) Colby Jack cheese
  • RITZ Crackers

Nutrition facts

Recipe Tips

1

Mix Neufchatel, cheddar, soup mix, mayonnaise and mustard until blended; spoon onto large sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap plastic wrap around cheese mixture while shaping cheese mixture into ball.

2

Refrigerate 2 hours.

3

Unwrap cheese ball; place on plate, smoothing surface and reshaping cheese ball if necessary. Use wooden spoon handle to press several vertical indents into surface of cheese ball to resemble a pumpkin.

4

Cut green parts of 2 onions into thin strips; press into indentations in cheese ball. Cut piece off top of remaining onion; press into top of pumpkin for the stem.

5

Use small cookie cutter to cut leaf shapes from Colby Jack cheese slices. Place around pumpkin stem and on plate around cheese ball.

6

Serve with crackers.