Some easy pineapple cheese ball recipes are Taste of Home?s pineapple pecan version and Kraft?s pineapple bacon variant. To make Taste of Home?s recipe, begin by beating 2 8-ounce packages softened cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth.
Stir in 1 8-ounce can well-drained crushed pineapple, 1/2 cup chopped green pepper, 1/2 cup chopped green onions, 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning, 1 teaspoon seasoned salt and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Place mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a ball. Store overnight in refrigerator.
Roll cheese ball in 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans right before serving. Serve with your favorite crackers. This recipe makes 27 servings.
To make Kraft?s recipe, combine 6 crumbled slices cooked and drained thick cut bacon, 1 8-ounce package softened cream cheese, 2 cups finely shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon A.1. Original Sauce, 2 tablespoons chopped red onion, 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley and 1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly until ingredients are evenly distributed.
Shape mixture into a ball and wrap with plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve with your preferred crackers, melted on bruschetta or as a filling for celery or cherry tomatoes.