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Spicy Nacho Halloween Cheese Ball

It’s that time of the year again. Spooky and scary things everywhere. Yep, I am so not into Halloween, I don’t like scary. But I do like the cooking and baking craziness that comes with it :) You can go absolutely wild in color and combos and no one cares!
So over the next couple weeks I will show you some of my favorite Halloween dishes, that are super easy to prepare and never fail.
Today I want to start with a party dish/appetizer idea. This Spicy Nacho Halloween Cheese Ball is perfect to get a party night with friends started. Literally prepped in minutes and so full of flavors! We like it a little spicier here, so just in case you don’t, cut down the jalapeno by half :)

If you should have leftovers (what I doubt), you can mush it all up and spread it on some bread for lunch the next day, or on your bagel in the morning :)

spicy nacho halloween cheese ball recipe

Spicy Nacho Halloween Cheese Ball
Recipe type: Appetizer
What you need
  • 1 package cream cheese, 8 oz., room temperature
  • ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno with seeds, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons salsa (any kind will work)
  • 1 stem of a bell pepper (I used a plastic one that I bought at the dollar store)
  • 1 small bag Doritos, original flavor, crushed
How you make it
  1. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients besides the Nachos until well combined
  2. Form cream cheese mixture into a ball
  3. Roll cheese ball in crushed Nachos until fully covered
  4. Place stem of bell pepper on top
  5. Serve with Nachos to dig in :)

My wonderful friend Dawn from Spatulas On Parade made something so perfect for this holiday: Bones and Boogers … Ewww haha :) A must make this Halloween!

And the lovely Cynthia from Feeding Big came up with a great savory starter recipe! Devilishly Hot Poppers … A party favorite of ours :)


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  1. Oh yes, please. I love spicy nacho anything and this is cute shaped like a pumpkin. :)

  2. It looks yummy! The best part is the Doritos coating. Thanks for posting

  3. My boys were invited to a halloween party in a few weeks and I totally want to bring a Spicy Nacho Halloween Cheese Ball with us! How cool.

  4. I love it! It looks quite good, I will have to try it. Thanks!

  5. That cheese ball is so perfect to take to a Halloween party … or even for Thanksgiving get togethers

  6. Love love love all of you guys and those are all such great Halloween dishes!!

  7. When I saw the photo of this cheese ball, I knew I would want to make one. I was wondering what you used for the outside. Now I read it was nachos! Oh my gosh – I could make a meal of this!

    I just love this and will have to make it for a night when Taylor Ann and I are home and want to watch a girly movie! What could be better?

  8. That looks so good! Great idea for a party, thanks for the recipe too!

  9. I am going to make this cheese ball for a Halloween potluck that we have at work. How cute! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Oh I have got to make that spicey cheese ball! It looks delicious!

  11. I love this pumpkin cheese ball idea! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Yum! I know a whole family that would just love this recipe. Great idea!

  13. I love a good cheese ball and I laughed but love the idea of it rolled in Doritos! YUM

  14. love the spicy twist

  15. Everything looks and sounds delish!

  16. Yay more Halloween Recipes! I love this time of year

  17. That cheese ball looks so good. I like the addition of nacho chips. Yum.

  18. I never had a cheese ball it does look good.

  19. OM gosh how creative I will be using these for sure!

  20. This is super cute and looks delicious. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  21. Spicy Halloween Cheese Balls have got to be my favorite. I love the bones too, actually I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Love this recipe too. My son would DEVOUR this!

  23. It looks so delicious!

  24. Yum dum these cheese balls . I also love what Dawn cooked 😉

  25. Wow I’ve never tried Nacho cheese balls…yummy!

  26. I love that you turned your cheeseball into a pumpkin! So cute!

  27. This cheese ball looks delicious. All of these recipes are so much fun!

  28. Oh I saw these bones on Dawn’s blog! What a creative lady she is!

  29. this is awesome 😀 gonna have to make some stuff myself~

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