Yield: serves 8

Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

If you're looking for the most delicious game day snack, this Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball recipe is your answer. The sweet, salty, savory snack that keeps you coming back for more!


  • 2 packages (8 ounce each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian dressing
  • ½ pound (8 ounce) deli ham, chopped
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combined cream cheese, green onions, italian dressing, ham, pineapple and ½ cup chopped walnuts. Mix until well blended.
  2. Line a small bowl (3 -4 cup) with plastic wrap. Drop cheese ball mixture into bowl and wrap it up until completely covered. Refrigerate for one hour.
  3. Remove cheese ball from plastic wrap and place on serving plate. Press remaining 1 cup chopped Fisher Walnuts into sides and top of cheese ball. Serve immediately with crackers, or wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. ENJOY


  • Start with softened cream cheese. It will make blending the ingredients so much easier. You can use a wooden spoon, or the paddle attachment on an electric mixer.
  • DRAIN your crushed pineapple. You will need a cup of crushed pineapple, but you don't need the extra liquid. Squeeze the excess out by using a strainer (and pressing the juice out) or using paper towels and pressing the excess liquid.
  • Adding nuts. You'll want to add ½ cup of your chopped walnuts to the filling of the cheese ball. And you'll need an additional 1 cup of nuts to roll it in.
  • How to shape cheese ball. Place a large piece of plastic wrap inside a small bowl (3-4 cup size bowl). Drop your cheese ball mixture into the plastic wrapped bowl, and cover it. Refrigerate for about an hour, until the cream cheese has firmed up slightly. Remove the entire plastic wrapped cheese ball from the bowl and place it on a serving plate. Press your reserved cup of walnuts into the top and sides of your cheese ball. You can either serve immediately or cover and serve later.
  • Storing. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 scoop

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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