Pumpkin Cheese Ball

I made this for my daughter's Halloween class party and it was a HUGE hit! Seriously, what's not to like? Cheese and more cheese mixed with salsa and rolled in crushed Doritos. Not to worry, big kids will like this, too.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 15


  • 16  ounces  cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 ½  cups  shredded Sharp cheddar
  • tablespoons  minced onion
  • tablespoons  salsa  (use your favorite brand)
  • teaspoons  ground cumin
  • teaspoon  minced jalapeno
  • small  bags of nacho Doritos, crushed
  • Stem of a bell pepper
  • bag  of black tortilla chips


  • In a stand mixer, blend cream cheese with the cheese, onion, salsa, cumin and jalapeno. Lay a large sheet of plastic wrap on your kitchen counter.
  • Lay another large piece of plastic wrap across the bottom piece to form a “T.”
  • Scoop cheese mixture onto plastic wrap and wrap the plastic around the cheese, using the wrap to form the mixture into a 5-inch pumpkin-shaped ball; chill at least 2 hours.
  • To serve, unwrap, roll in the crushed chips and press a bell pepper stem into the top.
  • Place on a platter and surround with the tortilla chips. Serve immediately.
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