2 hours 25 minutes
This retro pineapple cheese ball is full of sweet and savory flavors like green onion, pineapple, red bell pepper, seasoned cream cheese, and chopped pecans.
‣ 16 ounces cream cheese, softened ‣ 8 ounces crushed pineapple, thoroughly drained ‣ 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper ‣ 1/2 cup chopped green onion ‣ 1 teaspoon seasoned salt ‣ 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans ‣ crackers, for dipping
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl) whip the cream cheese until soft and pliable. The softer and fluffier it gets at this stage, the better.
Turn off the mixer, then toss in the following ingredients: shredded pineapple (make sure it’s very drained), green onion, red bell pepper, and seasoned salt.
Use a spatula to gently fold all of the ingredients together, making sure to scrape around the sides of the bowl.
Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap, then scoop the cheese ball mixture into the center.
Lift up the sides of the plastic wrap and thoroughly wrap and cover the mixture, forming it into a ball. Once done, send it off to chill!
On a clean work surface, spread out the chopped pecans. Unwrap the cheese ball and place on top of the pecans, then use your hands to cover and press the pecans into the outside of the cheese ball.