Hawaiian Cheese Ball is a cream cheese ball appetizer with crushed pineapple, green onions, and bell pepper. Use a mix of red and green bell pepper to make this festive for Christmas. This is a crowd pleaser.
HAWAIIAN CHEESE BALL
This Hawaiian Cheese Ball was served at the last Bunko party we had. I’m not usually one to go for a cheese ball but when the girls were flocking over this cheese ball with pumpkin cake, carmelitas, and cake pops nearby, I knew that I had to try it.
My friend Alice was given this recipe at her bridal shower years ago. It’s a vintage recipe that’s new to me. Those are my favorite. I actually took this as an appetizer for Thanksgiving and we scarfed it down.
The fact that we all were starving because we tried to save our appetites for Thanksgiving dinner may have contributed a bit.
I know cheese balls are a bit 1980s-my-grandma-makes-them but there’s a reason grandma made cheese balls. They’re good!
I love that you can make this festive for Christmas by adding both green and red bell peppers to the ball.
You add half of the pecans to the ball…
…and the other half you roll the ball in.
Serve with Triscuits, Wheat Thins, or Ritz crackers.
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Yield: 12 servings
A cream cheese ball with crushed pineapple, green onions, and bell pepper. This is such a crowd pleaser.
(8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
(8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained
finely chopped green or red bell pepper
(or a mix of both)
finely chopped green onion
chopped pecans, divided
In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients (only 1 cup of the pecans) together until well combined. Shape into a ball. Place the remaining 1 cup of pecans on a plate and roll the ball in the pecans covering well.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with crackers: wheat thins, Ritz, or Triscuits work well.
Source: from my friend Alice Isom who was given it at her bridal shower.
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