There’s nothing that makes a party more festive than creating festive food to go with it. Chef Ellen Doer is teaching us how to make a tasty Halloween-themed Pumpkin Cheese Ball that is sure to impress your guests.
Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe:
- 3 cups orange cheese puffs
- 2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
- 3 cups shredded Cheddar
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 bell pepper with a long stem
- Crackers, for serving
Put the cheese puffs in a food processor and process until finely ground. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet.
**Combine the cream cheese, Cheddar, chives, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl and mix to combine. Mold the mixture into a ball, pressing the top of the ball with your hand to flatten it. With the tip of a butter knife, carve lines down the sides to resemble a pumpkin.
Roll the cheese ball in the ground cheese puffs. Remove the entire bell pepper stem with a paring knife and put it on top of the cheese ball as the pumpkin stem. Seed and slice the bell pepper. Serve the cheese ball on a plate with crackers and slices of bell pepper.