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Savory Pumpkin-Bacon Cheese Ball

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Savory Pumpkin-Bacon Cheese Ball

  • Prep Time 40m
  • Cook Time 5m
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. vegan cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup cheddar-style vegan shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 3/4 cup roasted pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 6 slices tempeh bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup thinly diced scallions
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the vegan cream cheese, vegan shredded cheese, pumpkin purée, ½ cupful of the pepitas, 5 slices’ worth of the tempeh bacon, ¾ cup of the scallions, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. If desired, season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Chill for 30 minutes, then shape into a ball. Roll in the remaining pepitas, tempeh bacon, and scallions.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve with crackers.