cheese-ball-2We had crazy blizzard conditions in Iowa today giving me a snow day to figure out what to make for the Big Game on Sunday.  I decided to go with one of my favorite party foods, a Pineapple and Green Pepper Cheese Ball, which is the perfect snack for any get together.  When I crafted this cheese ball, it took me back to the 80’s when my mom would make this as part of the goodies she would serve for her card club.  My sister and I would happily clean up the leftovers after the party.  So if you want to add some 80’s flair to your party, make this flavorful cheese ball filled with heavenly pineapple, crisp green peppers, juicy onions, and smothered with chopped pecans.  It will make your guests cheer.

4 crackers Start by finely chopping the green pepper.

green peppersNext finely chop the onion.

diced onionIn a mixer combine the 2 (8 oz.) packages of softened cream cheese, the 1/2 cup of finely chopped green pepper, the 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion, 1 (8 oz.) can of crushed pineapple that has been well-drained, and 1 tablespoon of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt.

mixing cheese ballMix together and form this mixture into a ball and set it on a plate covered with a layer of chopped pecans.

chopped pecans

Then cover the cream cheese with the remaining pecans.

adding pecans to the cheese ballNow chill the cheese ball in the refrigerator for several hours to let the flavors mix together and then serve with your favorite crackers.

cheese ball 1

crackers and plate

Pineapple and Green Pepper Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages of softened cream cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon of Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 2 cups of chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Start by finely chopping the green pepper. Next finely chop the onion. In a mixer combine the 2 (8 oz.) packages of softened cream cheese, the 1/2 cup of finely chopped green pepper, the 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion, 1 (8 oz.) can of crushed pineapple that has been well-drained, and 1 tablespoon of Lawry's Seasoned Salt. Mix together and form this mixture into a ball and set it on a plate covered with a layer of chopped pecans. Then cover the cream cheese with the remaining pecans. Now chill the cheese ball in the refrigerator for several hours to let the flavors mix together and then serve with your favorite crackers.
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