Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


2 cheese balls (2 cups each)

Updated: Sep. 01, 2022
One of my favorite dishes in childhood was my mom's pineapple and green pepper cheese ball. Now I make it, and it’s always a hit. —Susan Harrison, Laurel, Maryland
Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 3 cups finely chopped pecans, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Assorted crackers


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in pineapple, 1-1/2 cups pecans, green pepper, onion and seasoned salt. Shape into 2 balls. Wrap; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place remaining pecans in a small shallow bowl; roll cheese balls in pecans to coat evenly. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 117 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.