Mini Pumpkin Cheese Balls & Keto-Friendly Jalapeno Cheese Dip recipes from Pine River

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Keto-Friendly Jalapeno Cheese Dip
courtesy of Pine River


  • 16 oz container Pine River Jalapeño Spread Cheese
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • ¼ C mild salsa or diced tomato
  • ¼ C diced red pepper
  • ½ C shredded cheddar cheese
  • Keto-friendly dippers: Celery Sticks, Cucumber Slices, Mini Peppers, Cauliflower Tots, Low Carb Tortilla Chips, or Low Carb Crackers


Heat oven to 350F. In a mixing bowl combine Pine River Jalapeño Cheese, onions, salsa or tomato and diced red pepper. Mix to combine and place in a small baking dish. Top with cheddar. Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and heated through. Remove from heat. Serve with suggested keto-friendly dippers and enjoy! *You can also cook in a crockpot on high for 30 minutes.

Mini Pumpkin Cheese Balls
courtesy of Pine River


  • 1 container (16 ounces) Pine River Garlic & Herb Cold Pack cheese
  • 1/2 package (4 ounces) Original Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces Mild Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  • 2 cups finely crushed cheese puffs
  • Pretzel stick pieces
  • Flat leaf parsley leaves


  • Beat cheddar garlic cheese and cream cheese in a medium bowl until blended. Add cheddar; beat until mixture is combined. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Place crushed cheese puffs in a shallow bowl. Scoop or spoon tablespoonfuls of cheese mixture onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Shape into balls; roll balls in cheese puffs to coat.
  • Insert pretzels for pumpkin stems; place parsley for leaves. Refrigerate until serving.

Recipe and photos courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Visit:

Pine River is located at 10134 Pine River Road, Newton, WI 53063. Reach them at 800-722-4217 and find their store locator at


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