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The Perfect Cheeseball

  • Author: kate jones
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Large Cheesball 1x




  • 2 8-ounce packages softened cream cheese (light cream cheese is fine)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bell peppers (any color)
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained very well (you can press it through a fine mesh strainer to help remove the excess liquid)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or pecan pieces
  • Crackers and vegetables for serving


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except pecans. Mix well (you may need to mix with your hands at some point.) When thoroughly mixed, shape into a ball and roll in crushed pecans. Chill thoroughly. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables.