Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball

Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball

Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball is an easy appetizer for spreading on crackers or veggies. This sweet and savory cheeseball recipe is the perfect party snack.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese appetizers, cheese ball recipes, gluten free appetizers, ham, Hawaiian, pineapple
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 87kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 16 oz cream cheese regular or light, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon minced chives or 1/4 teaspoon onion powder *See Note
  • 10 oz. diced ham (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 cup Dole Canned Crushed Pineapple in 100% Pineapple Juice, well drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • crackers or vegetables for serving


  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Dijon mustard, chives (or onion powder), ham, and Dole Canned Crushed Pineapple. Stir with a spatula until everything has been evenly distributed, and roughly form it together in a ball in the bowl.
  • Lay out one or two sheets of plastic wrap, place the cheese ball on top, and wrap tightly, forming into a ball shape. you can even place the wrapped cheese ball into a bowl to help form the shape. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours, until firm.
  • Unwrap the cheese ball and place on a serving platter. Press chopped pecans into the side of the cheese ball to coat completely.
  • Serve with crackers and/or vegetables.


You can use chives or onion powder in this recipe depending on what you have and your preference. The chives are a stronger flavor if you eat it right away, but mellows out after it has been in the refrigerator several hours or overnight. The onion powder just gives a hint of savory onion flavor.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 83mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 0.3mg