What’s not to love about cheeseballs? They’re not only delicious and moreish, but easy to make. This simplicity leaves plenty of room to be creative, and that’s where cheeseballs for Halloween celebrations come in.
We all love to dress up for Halloween, or decorate our house with cobwebs and Jack-O-Lanterns, and Halloween parties give us the chance to be just as creative and spooky with our food!
From the classic pumpkin-shaped cheeseball, to cheeseballs that resemble ancient mummies, witch’s hats and cauldrons, and creepy Halloween critters like spiders and bats, the possibilities for a fun, delicious Halloween cheeseball are endless. They really elevate this humble, beloved recipe to spook-tacular new heights!
Below, you’ll find some of the best Halloween cheeseball recipes out there. Not only are these cheeseballs mouthwateringly tasty, but super simple and low-maintenance.
Some toppings will need to be added right before serving to make sure the cheeseball looks as fresh and appetizing as possible, but otherwise these cheeseballs can be made ahead of time for a stress-free Halloween party.
We hope these Halloween cheeseball recipes leave you inspired – and maybe a little hungry!
Pumpkin-Shaped Cheeseball (By The Country Cook)
Perfect to serve with crackers or veggie sticks, this creamy cheeseball is sure to be a hit at any Halloween party you go to. What’s more, it’s also totally veggie!
But this cheeseball recipe isn’t just for Halloween. You can modify the recipe for the rest of the year by forgoing the pumpkin shape.
Trust us, you and your party guests will want to enjoy this recipe all year long! You can also make it ahead of time by wrapping it in plastic wrap and sticking it into the fridge.
Always remember to use freshly grated cheese though, as it tends to be stickier than pre-shredded cheese and this helps to form the cheeseball.
The Perfect Fall Cheeseball (By Family Fresh Meals)
There’s something about Fall that makes us yearn for hearty food, and this cheeseball is no exception. What’s more you can enjoy it at Thanksgiving as well as Halloween. It’s a super simple recipe, and is a perfect appetizer for any Fall celebration.
Flayed Man Cheeseball (By All Recipes)
Probably one of the most creative cheeseballs on this list, this cheeseball recipe perhaps isn’t for the easily squeamish. You read the title right: it’s a cheeseball shaped into a skinned human face. It may look gross but it tastes delicious!
Pumpkin Cheeseball (By No. 2 Pencil)
This pumpkin cheeseball recipe is sure to go down a storm at any Halloween party, and it’s super easy to make. You can even make it a couple of days ahead and leave it tightly covered in your refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy it.
However, don’t decorate it until you’re ready to serve. The pecans and stems will turn brown if added too soon. To make your pumpkin orange, wait to finely shred cheddar until right before using or it will clump and stick together.
Spider Cheeseball (By Land O’ Lakes)
This black spider cheeseball with a southwestern-flavored flavor is sure to spook and delight your guests at any Halloween party.
Pumpkin-Shaped Cheeseball (By The Tasty Bite)
One of the best things about Halloween is how creative you can be – with costumes, decorations, and even food. This pumpkin-shaped cheeseball is no exception!
Everybody loves a good cheese spread, and when it comes in such an attractive, whimsical package this cheeseball is hard to resist!
Cheeseball Cauldron (By Hungry Happenings)
This cheddar bacon witch’s cauldron cheeseball is coated with orange, yellow and red pepper flames and sits atop pretzel rod logs. It’s truly a magical sight to behold and will be the talk of any Halloween party! Not only does it look impressive, but it tastes delicious!
Pumpkin-Shaped Cheeseball (By Taste Of Home)
Your Halloween party guests won’t be able to get enough of this creamy, savory spread, and this fun, zippy cheddar ball can be made a day before serving.
To make this pumpkin-shaped cheeseball, beat cream cheese in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in the cheddar cheese, cayenne, and paprika. Then shape into a ball and wrap in plastic. Place the cheeseball in the refrigerator and it should be firm after 4 hours.
To make the cheeseball resemble a pumpkin add vertical lines with a knife, and then insert a celery rib or broccoli stalk to create the pumpkin’s stem.
Halloween Cheeseball Mummy (By Eating Richly)
This Halloween cheeseball mummy is the cutest cheeseball we’ve ever seen! Beneath its cream cheese bandages you’ll find a cheeseball packed with flavor from ingredients like bacon, almonds, roasted red pepper, and parsley. This cute little guy can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike!
This adorable mummy is almost all cheese, and while he almost looks too cute to be tucked into, don’t be afraid to dig in! He’d be the star of the show at any Halloween potluck.
Jack Skellington Cheeseball With Pumpkin Tortilla Chips (By Simplistically Living)
Celebrate Halloween with the undisputed pumpkin king – Jack Skellington! It’s the perfect Halloween appetizer, combining cream cheese, bacon, and a couple other simple ingredients to create a totally unique, no-bake Halloween dip.
This Jack Skellington cheeseball is best served alongside Pumpkin Tortilla Chips which is what gives it some salt and crunch.
Jack’s face is made from a traditional cheeseball recipe and the details of his face are created using black olives. This cheeseball couldn’t be easier to make and in fact, the hardest part will be waiting for the cheeseball to set in the fridge.
Whether it’s Halloween, a spooky Christmas, or you’re just a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas, you don’t need an excuse to enjoy this fun, delicious cheeseball!
Pumpkin-Shaped Tex Mex Cheeseball (By 4 Sons ‘R Us)
This Pumpkin-shaped Tex Mex Cheeseball will be right at home at any parties or potlucks this Fall. It’s as delicious as it looks, and is a fun twist on the classic, savory cheeseball.
Witch’s Hat Cheeseball (By Simply Side Dishes)
This fun, creative Witch’s Hat Cheeseball is a treat for the whole family this Halloween. Take it to a party and it’s sure to steal the show. Not only does it taste delicious, but it’s easy to make.
Enjoy it with Ritz crackers, Wheat Thins, or even Chicken in a Biskit, or healthier, veggie snacks like celery, carrots, or any vegetable that is nice and crunchy. For a heartier option, you can also enjoy it with some crunchy, toasted bread, pretzels, or pita crisps.
What makes cheeseballs so appealing is that you can use any cheese to make them. Cream cheese is the most popular cheese to use as it makes a great base and obviously makes the dish lovely and creamy!
Any cheese that isn’t too crumbly will work in a cheeseball, so it’s best to avoid cheese like parmesan or cotija.
Halloween Cheeseball Bat Bites (By The Inspiration Edit)
These cheeseball bat bites are not only adorable and delicious, but make a great appetizer. Instead of having to make a big cheeseball for everyone to share, you can make these cute, cheeseball bat bites for your Halloween party guests to enjoy instead.