Pineapple Cheese Ball

This nutty pineapple cheese ball, made with sharp cheddar, pepper, onion, and pineapple, is one of our favorite party appetizers.

By Yankee Magazine

Nov 16 2021

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Easy Pineapple Cheese Ball

Photo Credit : Aimee Tucker

When time is at a premium, this easy-to-make pineapple-cheese ball recipe is a perfect option. In fact, we truly think it’s the best cheese ball ever. If by some chance there are leftovers, just reshape it, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve it again.


10 to 12 servings


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can (8-1/2 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained well
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 cups chopped walnuts


In a food processor or by hand with a fork, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Mix in the cheddar , pineapple, green pepper, and onion. Reserve 1 cup of the nuts and mix in the remaining 1 cup of nuts.

Shape the mixture into a ball, roll it in the reserved nuts, and refrigerate until well chilled. Serve with crackers.