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Hawaiian Cheeseball Recipe

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This delicious and easy-to-make Hawaiian Cheeseball Recipe is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Whether you’re looking for a snack to bring to a potluck or a tasty appetizer to serve at a dinner party, this easy recipe is sure to please. I love cheese ball recipes!

With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a delicious gourmet cheese ball that will have everyone asking for seconds.

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I love Hawaiian recipes, and this one takes the cake.

This simple tropical cheese ball is one of my favorite appetizer recipes. With chunks of ham, sweet bits of pineapple, and a little cheese, every bite is a pleasure!

So, let’s get started and make a Hawaiian cheeseball that will have your guests raving.

Pineapple Cheeseball Recipe

The Hawaiian Cheeseball is a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that is sure to be a hit at any gathering. This cheeseball recipe is a combination of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and a variety of Hawaiian-inspired ingredients like pineapple, ham and green onion. The result is a creamy, cheesy, and slightly sweet snack that will surely be a crowd-pleaser.

Enjoy your Hawaiian Cheeseball with crackers, chips, or vegetables. It’s sure to be a hit!

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How do you store a leftover cheeseball?

I keep my Hawaiian cheeseball in a bowl in the fridge until I’m ready to serve it again, covered with plastic wrap. This will keep it fresh and make it the perfect leftover for a snack in a few days.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re thinking about meal planning, now is the time! It’s a simple way to get some good food on the table. I love how I can stress less about food and think more about the other items on my daily list!

Main Dish: Hearty Hamburger Meat and Squash Recipes

Vegetable Side: Low Carb Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Starch Side: Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Summer Drink Recipes

Don’t forget Dessert: Easter Bunny Pineapple Smoothies

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Best Appetizer Recipes:

Once you make this Gourmet Cheeseball Recipe, you’re going to be obsessed with discovering more appetizers! I’ve also pulled together some of the best starters I think you’ll like!

Start your meal with this Macho Nachos Appetizer!

This Sweet Easter Cookie Dip Appetizer Recipe is delicious for dessert, but who says you can’t have that first?!

I love the flavor of this Maple Praline Cheeseball and the impact it has on a meal.

This fast and simple Pizza Dip recipe is one of my absolute favorites!

Try these Cold Appetizer recipes for an oven-free appetizer-palooza.

These Delicious Mexican Tailgate Recipes are perfect for a party, a fun evening of tasty, simple eats.

I love the flavor of these Honey BBQ Chicken Wings.

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Serving Tips for Your Hawaiian Cheeseball

Presenting your Hawaiian cheeseball can significantly enhance the overall appeal and can make your dish go from ordinary to extraordinary. Here are some tips:

  1. Platter Arrangement: Aesthetics matter. Arrange the cheeseball in the center of a large platter and surround it with a variety of crackers or chips. You can also add some fruits like grapes or slices of apple for a colorful contrast.
  2. Garnishing Ideas: Fresh herbs such as basil or parsley leaves can be used to garnish the cheeseball, adding a splash of color that contrasts with the rich creaminess of the cheeseball. You can also sprinkle some additional chopped macadamia nuts or coconut flakes on top before serving for an added crunch.
  3. Serving Utensils: Don’t forget to provide a cheese knife or a small spreader for easy serving.

The key to an appealing presentation is color and variety. With these tips, your Hawaiian cheeseball will not just taste great but look appealing too!

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Tips for Making a Perfectly Round Cheeseball

Creating a perfectly round cheeseball can be a bit of a challenge, but with a few simple tips, you can get it just right.

  1. Chill your cheese mixture: Before forming your cheeseball, it can be helpful to refrigerate the mixture for about 30 minutes. This will make the mixture less sticky and easier to shape.
  2. Use plastic wrap: Place your cheese mixture on a large plastic wrap. Gather the ends of the plastic wrap and twist to form the mixture into a ball. You can then use your hands to shape the cheeseball through the plastic, preventing it from sticking to your hands.
  3. Let gravity help: Another trick is to hang the wrapped cheeseball in the refrigerator. The weight of the cheeseball will help it take on a round shape as it chills.
  4. Do a final roll: After chilling, carefully unwrap the cheeseball and do a final roll on a hard surface to even out any imperfections.

It doesn’t have to be perfect. Part of the charm of a homemade cheeseball is its rustic look. Enjoy the process and have fun with it!

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Hawaiian Cheeseball Recipe

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Making the perfect Hawaiian cheeseball recipe is easier than you think! All you need is a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time.


  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 16oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Tidbits, drained
  • 8oz Cubed Ham
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Green Onion


  1. Using a fork, crush about half of the pineapple, then drain the juice again.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, green onion, ham, sour cream, crushed and un-crushed pineapple tidbits, and shredded cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Stir well to make sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Place a piece of cling wrap across the top of an empty large bowl, then scoop the cheese mixture into the center of the cling wrap.
  5. Wrap the cling wrap around the cheeseball and form it into a ball.
  6. Leave the cheeseball in a smaller bowl to hold it's shape and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the cheeseball from the fridge, then gently peel the cling wrap from the cheeseball and place the cheeseball in the center of a plate.
  8. Arrange crackers or veggies around the edge of the cheeseball plate and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 552mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/1/2023

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