Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  95
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  31 mg
  • Sodium  93 mg
  • Potassium  65 mg
  • Phosphorus  32 mg
  • Calcium  28 mg
  • Fiber  0.2 g

Festive Pineapple Cheese Ball

Festive Pineapple Cheese is a delicious and fun way to serve a kidney-friendly appetizer at a party. Crackers or pita snacks can be dipped into this snack for a kidney diet treat.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Maria from North Carolina.

Portions: 24     Serving size: 2 tablespoons


  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 20 ounces canned crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Soften cream cheese then place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Drain pineapple well. Chop bell pepper.
  3. Add ingredients to bowl and mix well to blend.
  4. Shape the mixture into a ball. Wrap in wax paper and chill overnight.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1/2 milk
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Be sure the pineapple is thoroughly drained, squeezing liquid by hand, if needed.
    • Serve with a variety of crackers or pita chips.
    • Try low-fat cream cheese to reduce the fat content.

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Festive Pineapple Cheese Ball

jojo4765 says:


Made this for Christmas...everyone loved it.

Jan. 04, 2013, 4:59 PM - Inappropriate review?

Festive Pineapple Cheese Ball

jazdancer says:


Sounds yummy!!

Jan. 19, 2012, 6:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

Festive Pineapple Cheese Ball



Well received by patients. My sister, who does not have any health-related dietary needs, serves this recipe at her Christmas parties.

May. 15, 2008, 10:59 AM - Inappropriate review?

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