Autumn Cheese ball (With Homemade Bagel Seasoning)

You’re going to love this Autumn Cheeseball with Everything But Seasoning. Why spend time searching the store shelves for a cheeseball that you love when you can just take matters into your own hands and create your own?
 
Autumn Cheese ball
 
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a huge fan of snacks. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. I recently shared with you my Everything Bagel but the Salt Seasoning recipe, but now I’m also showing you how you can incorporate that into a recipe that is simple and delicious as well. 
 
With Fall knocking at our doors, it’s time to get a few fun fall festive snacks planned and prepped. On a scale of 1 to 10, this Autumn Cheeseball is an 11 when it comes to cute. Shaped to look like a pumpkin, everyone is going to love how it looks and tastes. 
 

 

Why is it important to soften cream cheese before using it in recipes? 

Softening cream cheese is actually essential to recipes. This is also probably the number one thing that people rush. When a recipe calls for cream cheese to be softened, it needs to be softened. 
 
And this doesn’t mean to throw it in the microwave and zap it for a few minutes to get it soft. This means that you need to set out your cream cheese a few hours before you’re going to use it in your recipe so that it can be soft enough to not leave any lumps.
 
Lumps are the enemy in the baking world. No one wants lumps. Can you imagine biting into a cheese ball and having a lump of cream cheese that just isn’t mixed up? This, my friends, is easily avoidable with a little bit of effort and patience.
 
Autumn Cheese ball

 

Besides crackers, what else could you serve with this Autumn Cheeseball?

 
Although I prefer crackers, I also understand that’s not the preference with everyone else. Try serving this cheeseball with some fresh veggies instead. A veggie tray and radishes are perfect for dipping. 
 

How many days ahead can you make a cheeseball?

 
If you like to plan ahead and are hoping to jumpstart on this recipe, you can easily make this dish up to 48 hours in advance. 
 

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How long is a homemade cheeseball good for?

 
Well, that’s complicated. There really isn’t a set shelf date for a cheeseball. However, if you’re wanting an estimate of how long it’s okay to keep in the fridge, start by understanding the longevity of the ingredients that you’re using. 
 
If you’re creating a cheeseball with ingredients that don’t expire for 3 weeks from now, then it’s a safe bet to say that your cheeseball would definitely be good in the fridge for a week or two without issues.
 
As long as you’re storing it properly and keeping it at the right temperature, you should be able to keep the cheeseball in your fridge for several days without issue.

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Can a cheeseball be frozen?

 
Yes! The ingredients used to create a cheeseball are freezable and it’s actually quite simple to do. All you need to do is make certain that you wrap it in saran wrap and store it in a freezable bag. It can be frozen for up to a month in your freezer. 
 
Keep in mind that if you do try to freeze a cheeseball with nuts or anything on the outside, it will more than likely change the texture and soften those nuts to where they won’t be crispy. I’d recommend not having any sort of outside coating on your cheeseball at all if you do know that you’re going to be freezing it. 
 
Are you ready for this homemade cheeseball recipe? 
 
Autumn Cheese ball

Autumn Cheeseball With Everything Homemade Bagel Seasoning

All you need to do is gather up the simple ingredients listed below. In just a few simple steps, you’re going to love this recipe. 
 
Autumn Cheese ball

 

Ingredients to make an autumn cheeseball

 

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Instructions

Step 1 & 2 Soften cream cheese until it is fluffy, then add in cheese, sour cream, garlic salt, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and chopped onions. 

Autumn Cheese ball

Step 3. Form into a ball and chill following the complete recipe instructions below.

Autumn Cheese ball

Next spread your homemade bagel seasoning on a plate. Roll the cheeseball in the blend.

Autumn Cheese ball

Follow the rest of the recipe below to complete your Fall/Autumn Cheeseball!

Autumn Cheese ball

Autumn Cheese ball

Autumn Cheese ball

 

Don’t Forget To Print The Recipe Out For Later!

Yield: Serves 8

Autumn Cheese Ball with Homemade Bagel Seasoning

Autumn Cheese Ball with Homemade Bagel Seasoning

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) block of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 oz.) block of Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon of Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of finely chopped Chives
  • ¼ cup of Everything Bagel but the Salt Seasoning
  • Pretzel rod and Parsley sprig to Garnish
  • Assorted Crackers to Serve

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl cream the softened cream cheese till it’s fluffy.
  2. Add in the grated cheese, sour cream, garlic salt, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and chopped chives. Mix it until well combined. 
  3. Form the mix into a ball and wrap it in a plastic wrap. Chill for an hour or two.
  4. Spread the Everything Bagel but the Salt Seasoning in a flat plate.
  5. Unwrap the chilled cheese ball and roll it in the seasoning blend, making sure it is evenly coated.
  6. Add a small pretzel rod and a parsley sprig to mimic a pumpkin steam and vines, on top of the cheese ball.
  7. Taking the pointed end of a chopstick, makes groves around the ball, to make it look like a pumpkin.
  8. Serve with assorted crackers.

Notes

Freshly grated cheddar cheese works best for this recipe than a pre-shredded bag of cheese. It blends better

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

 

This recipe is actually really quite simple once you get the process down. And while it’s a great appetizer to serve before any meal, it’s always really great to serve on its own as a snack, too. 

With the upcoming football season and holidays approaching, this homemade cheeseball recipe is the perfect addition to any family gathering. And keep in mind that you can always make it ahead of time so it’s ready to serve your guests. 

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Easy to make and even better to eat, you’re going to love the taste and flavor of this Autumn Cheeseball. I’ve even prepared and waited for the boys when they’ve returned from their tutorial!

What about the double-dipping rule? I say it doesn’t apply, but my husband says it does. Either way, this cheeseball is just too good to let sit. 

Get ready to treat your tastebuds with this delicious homemade cheeseball recipe. 

 

 

 

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