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Pineapple Cheeseball

This pineapple cheeseball is a party favorite. It's fresh, citrusy, and a perfect combination of salty and sweet that tastes good on a cracker.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: pineapple
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 1028kcal
Author: Rachel Norman


  • 2 pkgs 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/4 cup green onion finely chopped, green parts only
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 cup cooked ham finely chopped, (optional)
  • 1 cup pecans chopped


  •  In a large mixing bowl, beat together all of the ingredients EXCEPT pecans until completely blended.
  • Using plastic wrap, shape the cheese mixture into a ball. Transfer to a serving plate. Press the pecans into the sides.
  • Refrigerate at least one hour prior to serving.
  • Serve with crackers or vegetable dippers.


Note: You can garnish the serving tray with fresh pineapple for finishing touch.


Calories: 1028kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1329mg | Potassium: 1243mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 2756IU | Vitamin C: 150mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 5mg