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Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

This cheese ball will keep for several days in the refrigerator. It's delicious! I've found it's especially popular at a party or get-together.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    3-1/3 cups


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, divided
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the pineapple, green pepper, onions, seasonings and 1/2 cup pecans. Place on a sheet of plastic wrap; shape into a ball. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Just before serving, roll cheese ball in remaining pecans. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 98 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Candee88
    Mar 14, 2021

    No comment left

  • Marie
    Nov 26, 2020

    The flavor is good; however, the consistency is much too soft to hold the shape of a ball. This could be corrected by adding in 16 oz. of shredded Vermont white cheddar cheese.

  • Stephanie
    Nov 28, 2019

    My great grandmother made this but not with salt. Yuck. Use garlic powder and more pineapple. Refrigerate over night or make two days in advance. The salt ruins it. My mom tried to make it with salt and no one eats it. Made with garlic it's gone. I've done it for about 20 years now and everyone asks how I make it.

  • NebrSue
    Nov 17, 2014

    We did not like this at all. I took it to a card party and no one ate it. It was like eating just a spoonful of onions and green peppers - couldn't even taste the pineapple. Very salty, also.

  • Ponygirl1014
    Oct 18, 2014

    I have been making this for years and it is very good!! The pecans and pineapple give the ball such an unique flavor. It does have a hard time holding a ball shape however. Not a reason not to make it.

  • luigimon
    Jan 6, 2014

    Mine didn't turn out very solid, but oh my gosh, was it good!! I just turned it into a dip and topped it with the finely chopped pecans. Definitely a keeper, though maybe next time, it will hold a ball shape for me!

  • jenncritt
    Aug 19, 2012

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  • JayCeeVee
    Jan 19, 2011

    This is my favorite and my families favorite cheese ball ever. I made this for our Christmas Eve get together and there wasn't even a crumb left. Usually when I make the other 2 that I have over the years, at least I have leftovers LOL. This is the best and easiest to make...can't believe I missed this recipe all these years. Jan V

  • JayCeeVee
    Dec 28, 2010

    Made for family Christmas Eve get together..only change was adding 1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese. My family truly devoured this cheeseball, didn't have a crumb left. Will definitely be a keeper for my family.

  • thejem53
    Dec 4, 2009

    If you want a differnt but unique taste, try toasting the pecans.