Cheese Mummy: The Best Halloween Potluck Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
This cute cheese mummy is surprisingly easy to make and the perfect savory treat for your Halloween party.
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 1 mummy
Author: Diana Johnson
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese finely shredded
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • 2 cups cream cheese softened (or can sub half with goat cheese), 16oz
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely minced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper roasted and chopped (How to Roast a Red Pepper)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled or chopped cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 TBS milk
  • 2 peppercorns
  • sliver of red pepper
  1. Use a stand mixer to beat one cup of cream cheese and sour cream until fluffy.
  2. Add the swiss and cheddar cheeses, onion, roasted pepper, bacon, and nuts, beating the mix between each addition.
  3. Refrigerate the cheese mixture until firm (about 1 hour).
  4. Shape into a body on a pan or cookie sheet.
  5. Mix the second cup of cream cheese and milk. Spoon into a pastry bag with a flat or basket weave tip and pipe bandages onto the mummy body.
  6. Use peppercorns and red pepper to make eyes and a mouth.
  7. Serve with crackers for scooping or bread to spread it on.
Recipe Notes

Approximate cost/serving: If you buy your cheese in bulk like I do this is really affordable. The whole mummy cost me about $6 to make. If you have other appetizers it easily feeds 20 people, so just 30 cents a serving.

Vegetarian/Gluten free: You can leave out the bacon to make it vegetarian, and it's already gluten free.