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pineapple cheeseball on a platter with crackers and flowers in the background
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Aloha Pineapple Cheese Ball

Cream cheese, pineapple, bacon, and pecans (along with a few other ingredients) combine to make a tasty appetizer your family and friends won't soon forget!
Prep Time20 mins
Chill Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Appetizer Dip
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Aloha pineapple cheeseball, Hawaiian Party Foods, luau food, pineapple cheeseball
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 825kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen


  • 2 - 8 ounce blocks cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 whole pineapple twist off leaves and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • cups whole pecans


  • Remove the leaves from the whole pineapple, cut in half. Place them in water, cut side down. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, blend together the remaining ingredients.
  • Spray hands with cooking spray.
  • Form the cream cheese mixture on a platter to form a pineapple shape.
  • Press the whole pecans lightly onto the pineapple cheeseball to cover.
  • Pat the one half of the pineapple leaves dry with paper towels and press into place on the "top" of the pineapple cheeseball.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours for the flavors to marry.
  • Serve at room temperature with crackers or cut vegetables.



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 825kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1028mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 14g