Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball

by Erin

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Sneak a little pumpkin into your next party cheese ball along with fresh herbs, pepitas, and pecans as coating and it’ll be a hit all season long.

Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball by The Spiffy Cookie #thespiffycookie #herbcheeseball #partyrecipe

I feel like a broken record, but it continues to feel like summer here in Central Ohio and I’m not mad about it. Although it makes posting recipes for fall feel really weird because without cooler temperatures those comfort foods are not on my mind. So I am starting #PumpkinWeek with a recipe that both contains pumpkin and is great for watching football on the weekend because football season is how I transition into fall, especially when I lived in Memphis and it was basically summer through the end of October. This savory pumpkin cheese ball is mixed with goat cheese, fresh rosemary and sage and coated with toasted pepitas and pecans. It paired especially well with everything bagel crackers, but what doesn’t?

Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball by The Spiffy Cookie #recipe #PumpkinWeek #cheeseball

Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Pumpkin Drinks:
Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Latte from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Food Above Gold
Pumpkin Butterscotch Smoothie from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Pie Mule from Seduction In The Kitchen
Spooky Sugar Pumpkin Shake from For the Love of Food
White Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Chocolate from Our Good Life

Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
3-Ingredient Cheater Pumpkin Muffins from Shockingly Delicious
Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze from The Crumby Kitchen
Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Muffins from Red Cottage Chronicles
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Butter from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Butter from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Butter from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Cake from Love & Confections
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls from The Baking Fairy

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Cheesy Corn Pumpkin Dip from Caroline’s Cooking
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs from 4 Sons R Us
Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball from The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Pancetta Risotto from The Redhead Baker

Pumpkin Desserts:
Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting from Palatable Pastime
Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Frugal & Fit
Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes from Big Bear’s Wife
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites from The Beard and The Baker
Mini Pumpkin Spice Trifles from My Sweet Zepol
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cream Pies from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Pumpkin Pudding from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti from Creative Southern Home
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Sprinkle Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Blogghetti
Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Cakes from Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball by The Spiffy Cookie #pumpkin #partyapp #recipe

Two years ago: Buckeye Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Four years ago: Apple Pecan Praline Bread

Five years ago: White Chocolate Apple Blondies

Six years ago: White Chocolate-Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Sandwiches

Eight years ago: Healthier Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Makes 1


8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

4 oz. goat cheese, room temperature

2 oz. grated white cheddar cheese

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 Tbsp fresh chopped sage, plus more for garnish

1 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary, plus more for garnish

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted

1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. In a large bowl, blend together cheeses, pumpkin, and seasonings until well blended.  Press into a 2-cup mold or bowl lined with plastic wrap (I used a cereal bowl).  Chill at least 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Mix seeds, nuts, and remaining herbs in a shallow bowl. Roll the ball in the mixture and gently press down so that it sticks. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with bagel or pita chips (or whatever you like).

Source: Adapted from my Blue Cheese Ball and Running to the Kitchen.

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Thank you to #PumpkinWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, and Cabot Creamery Co-operative for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #PumpkinWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.

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Stephanie September 24, 2019 - 9:01 am

what brand and where did u find the everything bagel crackers? they look so good:) thanks!

spiffycookie September 24, 2019 - 3:10 pm

They are called Pressels and I found them at a local store called Weilands. But I know Pretzel Crisps brand makes an everything flavor too.

Leslie September 23, 2019 - 9:29 pm

My favorite pumpkin recipe is pumpkin donut muffins.


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