The Best Cheese Ball
Recipe type: Appetizer
 
Ingredients
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • ½ cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons green onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • crackers
Instructions
  1. Mix the softened cream cheese, drained pineapple, bell pepper, green onions, ⅓ cup of the pecans and seasoned salt in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Form the cheese mixture into a bowl using a spatula.
  3. Place about ¾ cup chopped pecans on a large piece of saran wrap and transfer the cheese ball rolling it in the chopped pecans to coat.
  4. Wrap the cheese ball up with saran wrap, shaping if necessary and chill until ready to serve.
  5. Serve cold with crackers and enjoy!
Notes
I like this cheese ball with wheat thins but any cracker will do. Also, use name brand cream cheese! I used "cookie pieces" pecans that were already chopped into really small pieces and it worked great! You should be able to find them at your local grocery store. To drain the pineapple, just press down with the lid and drain as much juice out as you can.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/2014/12/the-best-cheese-ball.html