Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball Recipe
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Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball Recipe

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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:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 98 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. Just before serving, roll cheese ball in remaining pecans. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3-1/3 cups.
Originally published as Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball in Country April/May 1991, p47

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NebrSue User ID: 6083245 62456
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1584755 201543
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1692040 201542
Reviewed 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!"

JayCeeVee User ID: 5726548 39298
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5726548 13332
Reviewed 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 User ID: 266241 27002
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

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

vas707 User ID: 1427670 14841
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"First ate this when I would go to Mary Kay parties. Make it every year at Christmas. It is so good!"

Ginny_in_PA User ID: 3899483 14329
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"I agree that this cheeseball is wonderful -- and pretty easy! I've made it twice for different get-togethers and gotten lots of raves and recipe requests!"

NDowdy User ID: 1328331 13331
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2008

"To die for!!!"

3sistersbaking User ID: 1333913 39203
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2008

"This is the best cheeseball ever! My older sister makes it and it is the best! It tastes sooo good!


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