Pumpkin Shaped Cheddar Bacon Cheese Ball

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It’s that time of the year when pumpkins are everywhere, and they make for a super cute decoration so how about serving your guests a cute and delicious cheddar bacon pumpkin-shaped cheese ball?

Pumpkin Shaped Cheddar Bacon Cheese Ball

Yaidy Santiago
A festive way to enjoy a delicious cheese ball!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Setting Time 3 hrs
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine keto, low carb
Servings 6
Calories 489 kcal


  • 5 ounces bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 blocks (8 ounces, each) cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese to cover the exterior

To dip:

  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 large cucumber sliced


  • Add 2 blocks of softened cream cheese (or 16 ounces), onion powder, finely minced garlic clove, cooked bacon finely chopped, chopped pecans, shredded cheddar cheese, soy sauce to a mixing bowl and mix it all up until fully combined.
  • To shape out the pumpkin, use cling wrap to cover the countertop then adding about a ¼ cup of the cheddar cheese in a circle to create a barrier between the cling wrap and the cream cheese. Then, place your soft cheese ball on top, and begin covering it with cheddar cheese.
  • With the same cling wrap, wrap your cheese ball and make sure all sides are completely covered.
  • For the pumpkin shaping, use baking twine or any light arts and craft threads. Place the thread underneath the cheeseball and create a double loop around making sure to tighten it before double knotting. We need about 4 inches leftover on the shorter side to attach all our subsequent knots. Repeating the process until we have 8 equally spaced sections.
  • Cut the thread and place it in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours or until it firms up completely. Once set, cut the knots carefully and remove the cling wrap before serving. To make the pumpkin stem, use a bell pepper stem. Cut off the top of the bell pepper and carve out the stem with a sharp knife.
  • Serve with your favorite crunchy low carb veggies and enjoy!


➕Fully voiced step-by-step video available on Patreon (patreon.com/sweetketolife)
💕Nutritional Values/ Per Serving:
Calories 489 / 
Total Fat 45g / 
Total Carbohydrate 8g / 
Dietary Fiber 1.9g / 
Protein 15.8g / 
Sodium 615mg / 
Net Carbs 6.1g
Keyword bacon, ball, cheddar, cheese, fall, pecan, pumpkin

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Yaidy Santiago

Former collegiate volleyball player that loves to cook and try new healthy recipes. My boyfriend and I follow a strict keto diet and I challenge myself to make delicious low-carb foods that we both enjoy every day!

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