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Cauldron Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 cups

Red and yellow pepper strips make the perfect “fire” for this easily constructed cauldron. Be sure to take a picture before the whole thing gets gobbled up!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Cauldron Cheese Ball Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped, divided
  • 1 slice process American cheese
  • 3/4 cup crushed blue tortilla chips
  • Sweet red and yellow pepper strips, carrot sticks, pretzel rods and additional tortilla chips


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, taco seasoning and 2/3 cup onions. Shape into a cauldron; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. Just before serving, cut face shapes out of American cheese as desired; press onto cauldron. Press crushed chips onto cauldron to coat. Place remaining onions on top.
  3. Garnish with pepper strips, carrot sticks and pretzels. Serve with additional tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 112 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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