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A quick and easy appetizer of roasted pineapple, habanero chiles, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, onions, and smoky bacon.


  • Author: Eats By The Beach
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes (includes chilling time)
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 - 6 1x


This quick and easy appetizer is a delicious combination of sweet heat, smokey bacon, and creamy, tangy cheese.  Serve this with crackers or bagel chips.  This pretty cheese ball is perfect for game day, tailgating, or entertaining.



12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

¾ cup Roasted pineapple & habanero sauce (I use Robert Rothschild brand)

1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese

2 green onions, minced, both white and green parts

3 slices bacon, cooked very crisp and crumbled

¼ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese


In a large bowl and using an electric hand mixer, mix together the cream cheese, roasted pineapple and habanero sauce, 1 cup shredded cheese, and the minced green onions until well mixed.

Using your hands, roll the mixture into a ball.  Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the bacon crumbs and ¼ cup finely shredded cheese in a shallow bowl.

  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: quick and easy appetizer, cheese ball, appetizer recipes, cream cheese recipes, sweet and spicy, game day recipes, tailgating recipes