Goblin Head Cheese Ball

Amy Herald


This is my adaption to the Paula Dean Goblin Head Cheese Ball. Its a great Halloween food for a party. I didn't care for Paula's cheese ball so I use my own recipe for that and it works just as well.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • ·
    any cheese ball recipe of your choosing
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 2
    black tortilla chips
  • 1
    small whole pepper such as jalapeno, pepperoncini, chili pepper, etc.
  • 2
    pimento stuffed olives
  • 1
    bell pepper cut into two thin strips and 6 small triangles
  • 6
    pitted green olives
  • ·
    handfull of shoe string (julienned) carrots
  • ·
    handful of shredded red cabbage
  • ·
    tooth pick
  • ·
    assorted crackers or raw vegetables

How to Make Goblin Head Cheese Ball


  1. Make a cheese ball according to your recipe and shape into a head. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  2. Whip the softened cream cheese until smooth. Remove the chilled cheese ball from fridge. Spread evenly with whipped cream cheese.
  3. Press the two tortilla chips into the sides for ears.
  4. Skewer the pepper with a tooth pick then attach it to the center of the cheese ball for nose.
  5. Press the pimento stuffed olives into the head for eyes; use the two strips of bell pepper for eye brows.
  6. Take the bell pepper triangles and insert them into the pitted green olives, once the olives are assembled, press them into the bottom of the head for toes.
  7. Press the carrot shoe strings into the head to form teeth.
  8. Finally, press the cabbage into the top of the head to make hair.

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About Goblin Head Cheese Ball

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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