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Cheese Ball

on December 28, 2013

Today’s recipe is one that can be used for your New Year’s celebration or any celebration.

This one comes from my grandma’s sister, who got it from her daughter, who just happens to be my godmother.

Cheese Ball recipes seem to have been a big hit in the 70’s as we had several that we used over the years.

Cheese Ball

This is a tasty one!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Cheese Ball

2 – 8 ounce packages of cream cheese

1 – 8 1/2 ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained (I couldn’t find this size can so I used about 1 cup)

1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper

2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion

1 Tablespoon seasoning salt

1 small package of chopped nuts (I used pecans and toasted them a bit)

Add seasoning salt to cheese and cream thoroughly.

Add other ingredients and mix well.

Shape into ball (I made it into two balls instead of one large one).

Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Roll in nuts before serving.


I just put everything into the bowl and mixed it all together.


This always seems like a lot for just one big cheese ball, so I made it into two, wrapped them in plastic wrap, and set them in these rounded little bowls so they held their shape while in the refrigerator.


The flavors meld together a bit while it’s chilling overnight.


This Cheese Ball is good on any kind of cracker.


What a great way to ring in the New Year!

7 responses to “Cheese Ball

  1. […] made today’s recipe many times over the years. It’s a little bit different from the Cheese Ball that I’ve posted about in the past. This Pumpkin Cheese Ball is really […]

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