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White Pumpkin Cheese Ball

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 12

Serve veggies and crackers with this creamy pumpkin shaped cheese ball - appetizer ready in 10 minutes. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

5
cups shredded extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese (20 oz)
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
logs (4 oz each) goat cheese, softened
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
thick pretzel rod
1
basil leaf, if desired
1
thyme sprig, if desired
Assorted crackers or fresh vegetables, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In medium bowl, beat cheeses and pepper with electric mixer on low speed until blended, or mix with spoon. Shape mixture into large ball to look like pumpkin. Smooth surface with metal spatula or table knife. If desired, make vertical grooves in cheese ball with fingertips.
  • 2
    Break 1/2-inch piece off pretzel and press into top of cheese ball for pumpkin stem; discard remaining pretzel piece. Place basil leaf and thyme sprig beside pretzel. Serve with crackers and vegetables.

Expert Tips

  • Wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap (without pretzel, basil leaf and thyme sprig) and store in refrigerator up to 2 days. Attach pretzel, leaf and sprig before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
0%
Saturated Fat
18g
0%
Sodium
470mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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