Wow Them with a Gobble Cheese Ball

If this Turkey Cheese Ball seems familiar, you are right. I shared him with you a few years back as part of an ensemble of Thanksgiving Appetizers. This particular appetizer has evolved over the years. He deserved his own spotlight.

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Pumpkin Thanksgiving Deviled Eggs

A few years back, I made all my Thanksgiving Appetizers in a single theme – Turkeys. It’s amazing just how many dishes besides a roasted turkey can be transformed into a turkey. Everything from dips to vegetable platters can become “turkeys” with a little imagination.

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Patch Cheese Balls

Isn’t this a cute idea from Betty Crocker?  I might just need to add this to my Thanksgiving appetizer table. Very “kid” friendly and oh so whimsical.  These were so cute, I just had to share.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Patch Cheese Balls
8 tablespoons smoked Cheddar cold pack cheese food (from 8-oz container), well chilled
2 teaspoons finely chopped peanuts
4 butter-flavored pretzel spindles or sticks, broken in half
16 tiny pieces fresh parsley leaves

Line small serving plate with waxed paper. Roll each level tablespoon cold pack cheese food into a ball; place on waxed paper-lined serving plate. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes for easier handling.

With end of toothpick, draw ridges around balls to resemble pumpkins. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts.

Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems. Decorate with parsley for leaves. 

Looking for other Thanksgiving appetizers? Check out Gobble Up Thanksgiving Appetizers for more ideas.

Gobble Up Thanksgiving Appetizers

Poor Thanksgiving, that quintessential American Holiday, is so often left by the wayside as we rush from the sugar high of Halloween head long into the madness of Black Friday. In our rush to plan ahead, we sometimes forget to savor the joys of Giving Thanks. I’m all in favor of thinking ahead and making plans – the holidays are hectic enough, it’s best to have a plan – especially with all those office parties and pot lucks coming our way as we count down the shopping days in our hunt for the perfect gift. But if it’s all the same to you, I’d like to slow it down a little. With the holiday just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to serve beyond the usual suspects. After all, Thanksgiving is a day of grazing.

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