This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Albertsons. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve mentioned it before, but I think my love of entertaining started early as a child. I have lots of fond memories of our house always being filled with friends or family and lots of yummy food! Around the holidays you could guarantee that my mom would make and serve her famous Pineapple Cheese Ball at least once.
I thought I’d bring back a family favorite for our Thanksgiving festivities and my mom’s cheese ball recipe pairs perfectly with my cheese board appetizer. If you’re entertaining this holiday season you don’t want to miss my tips for putting together the perfect cheese board and you absolutely must add this pineapple cheese ball recipe to your party line-up.
This creamy cheese ball is easy to make (see below for the recipe), but here are a few tips to make sure it turns out just right.
Make sure the cream cheese is room temperature so it will be easier to mix. Meanwhile, thoroughly drain the crushed pineapple. You want to make sure you get every last drop of liquid out so your cheese ball isn’t runny.
Now that you’ve mixed everything together it’s time to roll it into a ball. But, before you start you’ll want to pop the mixture into the fridge for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to work with.
Your next step is to roll the cheese mixture into a ball and cover it with nuts. Add the cheese ball to your cheese board for a unique texture and blend of flavors.
Serve with a sweet cranberry punch for the perfect party pair.
A beautiful and delicious cheese tray is hard to resist, especially when you add family favorites! And if you are still unsure of how to build the perfect cheese board visit your local Albertson’s where you’ll find lots of specialty cheeses to make your appetizer a hit at the party! Plus starting Nov 21- 23 you can receive 25% off all specialty cheeses at Albertson’s, just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner party! And that’s not all Albertson’s wants one of you to win a cheese basket full of delicious goodies worth over $100. The giveaway run from 111/14-11/26 and one winner will randomly be selected. Enter with the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!
- 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 16 oz can crushed pineapple, well drained
- 2 TBS minced green pepper
- 1 TBS seasoning salt
- 1 TBS minced onion
- ½ cup finely chopped nuts
- Mix all ingredients together
- Place in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to make mixture easier to work with
- Roll cheese mixture into a ball
- Roll cheese ball in the finely chopped nuts
- Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve