The Perfect Fall Cheese Ball

This is no ordinary cheese ball. 

This is the cheese ball that will get your friends asking: 

How did you do that?

Fall Cheese Ball

As soon as September rolled in, I couldn’t wait to get into the Fall mode. I LOVE Fall, LOVE Halloween and LOVE Thanksgiving. So, I couldn’t wait to share this fun Fall Appetizer with you!

 

We are huge fans of cheese balls, so I knew this recipe would go over well in my household. I was right.. young and old devoured this cheese ball. Best of all, it was soooooo EASY to make. Make sure to add this simple appetizer recipe to your Fall Party list!

 

The Perfect Fall Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 16oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp minced onion
  • 3 tbsp salsa
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups nacho cheese chips, crumbled
  • top of 1 bell pepper for stem garnish

1. With a mixer, combine cream cheese, cheddar, onion, salsa and cumin. Mix until creamy.

2. Scoop mixture onto plastic wrap and use wrap to form a ball and chill for at least 2 hours.

3. When ready to serve, roll ball into the crushed nacho chips and place bell pepper stem on top. Serve with chips, vegetables or pretzels!

 

I love how much the girls and Darryl enjoyed the cheese ball! Hope you enjoy it too!

XO Corey

Perfect Fall Cheese Ball
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The Perfect Fall Cheese Ball
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 16oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp minced onion
  • 3 tbsp salsa
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups nacho cheese chips, crumbled
  • top of 1 bell pepper for stem garnish
Instructions
  1. With a mixer, combine cream cheese, cheddar, onion, salsa and cumin. Mix until creamy.
  2. Scoop mixture onto plastic wrap and use wrap to form a ball and chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, roll ball into the crushed nacho chips and place bell pepper stem on top. Serve with chips, vegetables or pretzels!

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XO
Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D
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Comments

  1. So adorable! I love Autumn and Halloween!

    Erin – ekcantcook.blogspot.com

  2. LOVE IT!! This is definitely going in my recipe box, thanks!

  3. So cute!

  4. what a great recipe! I cant wait to try this in the fall

  5. Just print it out, looks simple. Thanks for sharing!

  6. You could make it vegan by using Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese (which lives up to its name!) flavoured with wonderful herbs and spices and leaving out the cheddar. Very cute idea! Thanks!

  7. I love this! How clever using crushed chips to coat it! Jen

  8. This is awesome! I am pinning and sharing on my FB page!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this adorable, and I’m sure delicious idea!

  10. Great idea! Pinned :-). I also liked you on Facebook :-)
    By the way, did you hear about RecipeNewZ? It’s a platform for food bloggers to share their recipes, I think you might like it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Can you eat this with crackers too?

  12. This is chilling in the fridge as I type this. I am so excited to bring it to a party tomorrow night. I added a little dark beer, so hopefully it isn’t too liquid-y… Either way I’m sure it will be delicious!

  13. I’m going to a halloween party this weekend and want to bring this cheese ball. There will be 25-30 people should I double the recipe? If so are two smaller balls better than one large one?

  14. I like the idea of doing 2 small balls. You could keep one chilling for when the first one is gone. Or, you could also play around with a second flavor? Maybe make one spicy by adding some red pepper flakes or some hot sauce to the mix? Hope you have fun at your party! XO

  15. When making this for people with allergies, do you have any suggestions on how to make a crust that would still be orange without using something with wheat or grains in it? Like nuts of some sort?

  16. Anonymous says:

    I made it and it was great, the crushed doritoes are a nice touch!

  17. I loved this. My cream cheese was slightly softer than what I thought was good for a cheeseball so I thinned it out just a little more with greek yogurt, added 1/2 tsp of chili powder and dubbed it taco dip. Thanks for the inspiration. Next time I will use a different brand of cream cheese so I can do the cheeseball because I think it is SO stinking cute.

  18. I made this for my club get together last night. Everyone loved it. Easy to make and perfect for fall :)

  19. Made it – loved it! Very impressive looking appetizer. I used Hot Salsa and also served crackers in addition to the Nachos.

  20. I’m making this cute thing for a get together that is 1 1/2 hrs away. Would the Doritos get too yucky if I put them on before the drive? Thanks for your help.

  21. Do you think this could be made ahead and frozen? or stored in the fridge for a few days? I want to make this for Thanksgiving and I’m trying not to do too much the day of and the day before. It sounds delicious though!

  22. Hi

    I’m trying to make this but have tub philadelphia cream cheese and not the blocks :-( do you think it would still work and form into a ball? I have 7 hours before I have to serve tonight. If you could reply when you get a minute it, I would really appreciate :-) Thanks!!

    • I have only made it with the brick, but I do think the tub will work just fine. If it doesn’t seem thick enough, add some extra shredded cheese :) Hope that helps!

  23. I have made this for a couple of different parties an everybody loves it. Thank you for sharing!

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