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Sweet Pineapple Cheese Ball Recipe

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This Pineapple Cheeseball Recipe is so fast and easy to make! It’s the perfect sweet appetizer to serve up with crackers or even veggies, too. If you’re looking for a cheese ball appetizer for your luau, this is the best recipe, ever! I love the flavor of pineapple recipes and this one hits the mark.

This tropical cheese ball appetizer is one of my favorite cheese ball recipes. With the outside covered in finely chopped pecans and the middle full of cream cheese and green onions, every bite is loaded down with flavor!

pineapple cheeseball recipe

Once you make this cheeseball shape into a ball, you’re ready to serve and enjoy! I love the combination of the pineapple, green onion, and cream cheese.

Pineapple Cheeseball Recipe

With just three simple steps and a handful of ingredients, this appetizer recipe couldn’t be easier. Just make certain to follow along and you’ll have a pineapple cheese ball that is a show stopper in no time at all.

We love to make this covered in a cup of pecans and loaded up with crushed pineapple. My boys think it’s a sweet recipe that I really enjoy, too. This is a big hit during the summer months in our house!

your party guests will love this tangy cheesy spread

How do you store leftover cheeseball?

I keep mind in a large bowl in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap. This will keep it as fresh as possible for as long as possible and make it a yummy leftover for a few days.

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Make it a Meal:

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

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

tropical cheese ball appetizer

Best Appetizer Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Cheeseball Recipe, all you’re going to be able to think about is going to be more appetizers! I’ve gathered up some of my favorite starters that I think you’ll like, too!

Start the meal off with this Macho Nachos Appetizer!

This Sweet Easter Cookie Dip Appetizer Recipe is sweet but who says you can’t eat it first?

I love the flavor of this Maple Praline Cheeseball.

This Pizza Dip recipe is one of my favorites!

Leave the oven off and try these Cold Appetizer recipes as well.

Whip up this list Delicious Mexican Tailgate Recipes that are perfect for any meal.

I love the flavor of these Honey BBQ Chicken Wings.

cheese ball appetizer for your luau

Can you add other veggies to this recipe?

You can always load up on the bell pepper, onions, or anything else that you want to add in! All the veggies do is give a health aspect that is great and a nice refreshing crunch, too!

What foods can you dip into this pineapple cheese ball recipe? 

There are so many things that pair with this easy appetizer! It’s part of what makes it a great recipe! You can dip sliced green bell pepper, red bell peppers, bagel chips, pita chips, Wheat thins, buttery crackers, and even sliced celery. 

Add a little bit of veggies with the crackers to make the perfect combination. 

How do I serve this savory cheese ball? 

Serving this Hawaiian cheese ball is a breeze! It’s perfect for game days, holiday gatherings, a holiday party, a New Year’s Eve party, a Christmas Eve snack, and a great appetizer for any time of year. 

I find that for the best results, I’ll serve this large cheese ball on charcuterie boards at family gatherings and place it on the appetizer table. This way, everyone can enjoy the large cheeseball with simple ingredients and love the flavor and taste. It really is a crowd pleaser and a simple recipe. You’ll love how easy this classic pineapple cheese ball recipe is! It’s a great option for your next gathering and a good cheese ball recipe with easy steps. 

​There is no reason to only save this for a special occasion. It really is the perfect addition to anytime fo year! 

More Pineapple Recipes:

pineapple cheese ball with pecans

Sweet Pineapple Cheeseball Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This is such a simple cheeseball dip recipe!


  • 2 (8 ounces) packages of softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1 cup of drained crushed pineapple
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onion of only the green part
  • ½ cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup cooked ham, finely chopped (optional)


Beat together all the ingredients minus the pecans in a bowl.

Shape the mixture into a ball using plastic wrap. Put on a serving plate. Put the pecans on the outside, pressing them in.

Put in the fridge for 1 hour to chill.

Serve with veggies or crackers.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Pinned! I just know this one is going to be good! Thanks for linking up and sharing each week. #HomeMattersParty


Friday 7th of January 2022

Thank you for sharing this cheese ball recipe. I enjoy cheese balls and always look for new recipes. I'm definitely going to have to try this. Blessings. Visiting today from Imparting Grace #12&15


Wednesday 5th of January 2022

So Yummy! I'd love for you to share over at the TCC Linky Party Every Wednesday through Sunday. Have a great week! Creatively, Beth

Rachael | Milk Glass Home

Monday 3rd of January 2022

So, I'm not a bell pepper person, but I AM a pineapple person (and a cheese person) and this sounds so good! I wish I found this before New Year's. It would have been a hit with my family!


Monday 3rd of January 2022

This pineapple cheese ball looks delicious for any type of party or gathering. Lovely pictures, too!

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