Recipes

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

Servings per recipe:  14 servings 

Nutritional Information per serving: 
Calories  128 
Sugar  0.7g 
Protein 5.5g 
Fat 11g 

Ingredients:

For the cheese ball 

  • 8oz cream cheese, room temperature 
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder 
  • 1 ½ tablespoons garlic powder 
  • ½ tablespoon chili flakes 
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper  
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 1 stem of a red pepper  

For the moon corn chips  

  • 1 cup of Just About Foods Blue Corn Masa Flour 
  • 1 ¼ cup warm water 
  • Cooking spray 
  • Kosher salt to sprinkle 

Instructions: 

  1. In a medium bowl, knead the blue corn masa flour with 1 cup of warm water, adding the extra ¼ water little by little until a soft dough is formed. 
  1. Form 4 balls with the dough and press them to form a tortilla. Cook the tortilla according to the package directions. 
  1. Use a cookie cutter to cut the tortillas into moon-shaped chips. Arrange the chips on the air fryer basket and spray them with cooking spray. Fry for 10 minutes at 350°F. 
  1. Take the corn chips out of the air-fryer and sprinkle with salt while still warm.  
  1. For the cheese ball, in a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, chili flakes, black pepper, and 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese until everything is well combined.  
  1. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over a sheet of plastic film and put the cream cheese mixture over it, covering it with the shredded cheese. Wrap the cheese ball and using a cotton twine form the marks to make the pumpkin shape. Place the cheese ball on the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 
  1. Carefully remove the cotton twine and plastic wrap and place the cheese ball in the center of your serving plate. Then, add the red pepper stem to the top; serve with the moon-shaped tortilla chips. 

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