Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

"No one will guess this make-ahead spread has pumpkin in it, but that subtle ingredient lends harvest color and added nutrition. The recipe comes from Topeka, Kansas field editor Linnea Rein."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 139 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 261 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, pumpkin and pineapple. Stir in cheddar cheese, beef and onion. Shape into a ball; place on a serving platter. Score sides with a knife to resemble a pumpkin and add celery leaves for a stem. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables.

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My daughter made this for a 4H food and nutrition competition. She shaped it into a pumpkin and used about a 1" stalk of celery and a few leaves to make the stalk and leaves for the top of the ...

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I brought this to a women's event at church and it was quite popular. It really looks darling in the pumpkin shape with the celery top stem. The mixture is quite soft, so allow plenty of time ...

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My daughter made this for a 4H food and nutrition competition. She shaped it into a pumpkin and used about a 1" stalk of celery and a few leaves to make the stalk and leaves for the top of the ...

I brought this to a women's event at church and it was quite popular. It really looks darling in the pumpkin shape with the celery top stem. The mixture is quite soft, so allow plenty of time ...

I'm rating the cheese ball I made. I really modified it. I omitted the pineapple and used real bacon bits instead of dried beef. I also added a half a package of ranch dressing powder mix. It wa...

I added more onion and more pumpkin than the recipe called for. I doubled them. I also added some bacon bits and garlic salt for added flavor. I shaped mine into a flat pumpkin on the platter wh...

I used walnuts instead of the beef... I just can't imagine beef in a cheese ball...

I made this for a Halloween party and everyone loved it. I didn't put the pineapple in and substitiuted bacon for the beef. Also added a tablespoon of red bell pepper. I made this the day before...

I made this cheese ball before and lost the recipe. It always gets great reviews. The mixture of all the ingredients makes for a surprising delicious cheeseball. Great for the fall.

I made it as is. So Yummy!

Great recipe. I used a vegetable cream cheese and left out the beef and onions. Was a big hit!!

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