2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened (you can use light cream cheese)
2 c. (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 Tbsp. finely chopped green onions
1/4 c. finely chopped bell pepper (any color; I used red and orange mini peppers because I like the color and, well, I had some lying around the house that needed to be used!)
2 tsp. seasoning salt
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained very well (you may want to press in a fine-mesh strainer)
1/2 c. pecan pieces, chopped (you can also use pecan "chips")
Shred the cheese yourself. Preshredded cheese won't mush into the ingredients. Chop other things very finely! Mix everything but the pecans together. It takes using your hands to get it all thoroughly mixed.
Shape into a ball and roll in the pecans. Put it in the fridge to set. Serve with crackers or veggies.
5 years ago