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Pineapple Cheese Ball-Ham

This recipe for a Pineapple Cheese Ball with Ham will be a hit at your next gathering. 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pineapple Cheese Ball Ham
Servings: 2 Cheese Ball


  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cooked chopped ham
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion or regular onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped nuts pecans, walnuts, almonds. Use whichever you like best


  • Combine chopped ham, green pepper, celery, onion, salt and drained pineapple in a bowl. Mix well with spoon and add 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  • Mix cream cheese with a mixer and fold in other ingredients with a spoon.
  • Use your hands to shape into two round balls. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for a couple hours.
  • Remove from fridge and roll in chopped nuts. Serve with your favorite crackers.


If freezing, I don’t roll in the nuts.  I just wrap in saran wrap, then put in freezer bag and freeze.  Roll in nuts once thawed.