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Pineapple Cheese Ball

Yesterday was my turn to host playdate. There are really only two requirements for a successful play date in my opinion – 1. fun friends who don’t mind if your house is a wreck and 2. wine (and lots of it)! Babies and food are optional but definitely a bonus.

I wanted to serve a light snack that was easy to toss together and I could prep well in advance. And since we like to keep things pretty simple I thought a Pineapple Cheese Ball would be perfect!

Only four ingredients, very little prep time and I could tackle it the day before so all I had to do was pull it out of the fridge and add some crackers. Oh, and I should mention that it’s absolutely delicious too (so don’t wait until the holiday season to make this)!

Did I mention it’s only FOUR ingredients? And if you don’t like pecans, you can omit them and serve this as a dip instead!


Pineapple Cheese Ball

  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, well drained 
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • crackers for serving
  1. Combine the cream cheese, pineapple and peppers. Mix well.

  2. Form the mixture into a ball and cover with cling wrap. Chill it for several hours (or overnight).

  3. After it is chilled, roll the cheese ball over chopped pecans. Gently pat the pecans all over the cheese ball so it is entirely covered. Serve with crackers.

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Geri Addamo

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

I haven't made this cheese ball, but I mold mine into a pinecone shape and "stud" it with toasted almond slices to look like a pinecone!

Sarita @ it's my girls' world

Friday 4th of December 2015

I do something very similar but put green onions and onion salt too.


Friday 21st of August 2015

Congratulations on your growing family! Sending lots of good thoughts your way!!

The Classy Chaos

Friday 21st of August 2015

That cheese ball looks amazing and I'm not a pineapple person! Am visiting from Five on Friday. I know you're taking some time off from the link up, but still wanted to say hi. I hope you'll visit my blog when time allows. I'm not a new blogger but this is a new blog. Happy Weekend! :)


Friday 21st of August 2015

Oh girl you can't go wrong with a cheese ball- yum! Lawter is all about the wine section of the fridge door as well; glad we're raising proper little southern hostesses! ; )