Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Ultimate Cheeseball

The flavor combination is one that will make your scratch your head and snub your nose at it.  Try it once and you'll find that you won't be able to keep yourself out of it!

The Ultimate Cheeseball  (Makes 2)                                        Printable Recipe

2 tablespoons diced onion
1 teaspoon garlic salt  (use garlic powder and a little bit of salt)
2 tablespoons diced green pepper
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
2 - 8 ounce cream cheese, softened 
Approximately 2 cups chopped pecans

Pecans should be chopped small enough so there aren't chunky pieces left but not so small it is pulverized. Place onto a medium piece of wax paper.
 These 5 ingredients seem like an unlikely combo.
Mix together with a spoon or small mixer.
 Scoop half of the cream cheese mixture onto pecans.
 Using the wax paper to keep your hands clean, press the pecans into the cream cheese.
 Flip cheeseball.
Press more pecans into cream cheeseball until completely covered.  Without the wax paper use your hands to shape into a ball or disk shape.  Cover with plastic wrap and place into fridge.  Repeat with last half of cheese mixture.  Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend.


  1. Sounds perfectly delicious to me - a little bit of sweet with the savory and salt, right at the top of my list! Pinning!

  2. I love cheeseballs! Definitely pinning this one!

  3. I've never made a cheeseball with pineapple in it! Going to have to try this one!

    1. It's a strange mix of ingredients but it always goes fast!

  4. G'day! Love cheeswballs for entertaining Jenny, true!
    Wish I could have some right now too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  5. Love the flavor combinations in this recipe. Great for the buffet table especially for game day.

    Thanks for sharing,

  6. I was wondering what a small can of pineapple is in oz' . thanks Jenny