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4 from 2 votes

Pineapple Cheese Ball

Love the combination of salty and sweet? This Pineapple Cheese Ball with Pecans has a sweet pineapple flavor that goes hand in hand with the saltiness of chopped pecans.  It comes together easily, and includes common ingredients ---cream cheese, crushed pineapple, green pepper, onion, pecans an salt.  Serve with crackers for a new favorite appetizer. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pineapple Cheese Ball, Pineapple Cheese Ball with Pecans
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 402kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8.5 ounces crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons onions, chopped
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped (reserve half for coating)
  • 1 Tablespoon salt

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together (reserve 1/2 of chopped pecans for coating).
  • Shape into a ball, and roll in reserved pecans.
  • Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Soften the cream cheese for this easy cheese ball recipe before mixing.
  • Be sure to drain the crushed pineapple.
  • Chop the pecans to the desired consistency, and save 1/2 for the coating on the outside. 
  • The sweetness of the pineapple and the saltiness of the pecans are perfect in this sweet pineapple cheese ball with pecans.
  • Pecans are the star of many of our recipes including Slow Cooker Glazed Pecans, Hot Dried Beef Dip, Spiced Pecans, Praline Pumpkin Bars.
  • Can you freeze a cheese ball?  Yes!  Do not coat with pecans.  Wrap tightly with saran wrap, and then put in an airtight zip-lock bag. 

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 809IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg