Pineapple Cheeseball

Pineapple Cheeseball


  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crackers or sliced veggies for serving


  1. Mixing the Base:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, drained crushed pineapple, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Use a spatula or a mixer to thoroughly combine all ingredients.
  2. Shaping the Cheeseball:
    • Lay out a piece of plastic wrap on your work surface.
    • Spoon the cheese mixture onto the plastic wrap.
    • Using the wrap to help shape it, form the mixture into a ball. Ensure it’s evenly shaped.
  3. Coating with Nuts:
    • Spread the finely chopped pecans or walnuts on a plate.
    • Roll the cheeseball in the nuts, coating the entire surface evenly.
    • Wrap the cheeseball in the plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or overnight) to allow it to firm up.
  4. Serving:
    • Before serving, unwrap the cheeseball and transfer it to a serving plate.
    • Serve with crackers or sliced veggies of your choice.

Intensity and Time:

  • Preparation Time: Approximately 15 minutes
  • Chilling Time: At least 1 hour


This recipe makes 1 cheeseball.

Nutritional Information (per serving, based on 1 serving with crackers):

  • Calories: 150
  • Total Fat: 12g
    • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 5g

This Pineapple Cheeseball is a delightful appetizer that balances the sweetness of pineapple with the savory goodness of cheese. Enjoy spreading it on crackers or veggies for a tasty snack or party treat!

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