5 Ingredient Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip
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5 Ingredient Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

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I am reposting my easy-to-make pineapple cream cheese dip appetizer because I love it so much! It’s truly one of my family’s favorite dip recipes to serve at parties! It’s that fun time of year when we have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family during all sorts of holidays. This recipe actually started as a cheese ball appetizer.

We all know how recipes get shared with others, and soon the recipe becomes our modified recipe! This is one of our family’s all-time favorite holiday appetizers. I’m updating this recipe today because I really think you will love it! My family always has appetizers during the holidays.

5 Ingredient Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

This recipe can be made a few days in advance, and then you just add the pecans at the last minute. What I love about appetizers is the fact that you can stand around and chitty-chat while enjoying a small snack in between conversations. Do you know how we look at all the yummy snacks on the table and grab a small plate? We get to laugh and “catch up” with each other. Life is good!

5 Ingredient Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

Kitchen Items You May Need:

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip


  • Cream Cheese: Soft, creamy, mild-tasting cheese made with milk and cream. The perfect cheese to use when making a dip!
  • Crushed Pineapple: Rich in vitamin C, enzymes, and antioxidants. Very sweet, but low in calories. Adds a tropical sweetness to this dip.
  • Chopped Pecan: Rich in protein, healthy fats, nutrients, and fiber. A versatile nut that has a crisp, buttery flavor. Adds a crunch to this dip.
  • Green Onion (optional): A milder taste than regular onions. Similar to the shallot, chive, leek, and garlic.
  • Seasoned Salt (Lawry’s): A tasty and unique blend of salt, spices, and herbs.
Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip Appetizer

Step One: Gather Ingredients – Set Out Cream Cheese

The first step is to let the cream cheese sit out at room temperature to soften so the ingredients will combine more easily.

Soften The Cream Cheese

Step Two: Drain Pineapple

Drain the pineapple in a colander to remove as much pineapple juice as you can. I just drink the pineapple juice, and it would be great in a smoothie as well.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip Appetizer

Step Three: Chop Nuts

Next, chop the pecans with a chopper or a knife. I used my old trusted Pampered Chef chopper, I love it and so do my daughters!

Chopping the Pecans

Step Four: Combine Ingredients – Mix

Combine the softened cream cheese, the drained crushed pineapple, chopped pecans, and Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. Adding green onions is optional. I didn’t use them today, but they do add a unique flavor to the dip.

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Use a handheld mixer or food processor to blend the cream cheese mixture completely. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies.

Mixing the Pineapple Dip

Finished Product

This is truly my all-time favorite dip! I love it because it’s sweet and creamy, wrapped up in one bite! Be sure to eat it when cool, right out of your fridge.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

5 from 4 votes
5 Ingredient Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip
Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 2 8-ounce packages softened cream cheese
  • 1 20-ounce can drained crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion (optional)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt (Lawry's Salt)
  1. 1. Gather all of the ingredients. Let the cream cheese sit out at room temperature to soften so the ingredients combine more easily.

    2. Drain the pineapple in a colander to remove as much pineapple juice as you can.

    3. Chop the pecans with a chopper or a knife.

    4. Combine the softened cream cheese, the drained crushed pineapple, chopped pecans, and Lawry's Seasoned Salt in a medium-sized bowl. Green onions are optional.

    5. Use a handheld mixer or food processor to blend completely.

    6. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies.

What crackers can I serve with this pineapple cream cheese dip?

For a salty option, we like to serve this pineapple cream cheese dip with Wheat Thins, Chicken in a Biscuit, tortilla chips, potato chips, and/or Ritz crackers. This is my favorite way to serve this delicious dip!

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For a sweeter option, you could serve this pineapple cream cheese dip with cookies such as vanilla wafers and/or graham crackers, but just about any of your favorite crackers or cookies will work with this appetizer recipe. It would taste so good!

For a savory option, you could serve it with crisps of french bread, crostini, thin slices of sourdough bread, or bagels. There are so many options!

Can I serve this pineapple cream cheese dip with vegetables?

We have served it with crisp celery, carrot sticks, and sliced sweet peppers. Again, just about any veggie will work.

How do I store this pineapple cream cheese dip after I make it?

Store it in an airtight container in your fridge. Don’t leave it out on your counter or table very long, eat it while it’s cool.

Can I freeze this pineapple cream cheese dip?

I wouldn’t. After you freeze cream cheese, the consistency is never the same. It will be crumbly and not creamy. This recipe is best served as a creamy dip! That’s the result we are going for.

How long is this pineapple cream cheese dip safe to store in the refrigerator?

I tend to be extra careful with the food I make and store. If this dip has been refrigerated continually it will last much longer. It should be safe for 3-4 days inside your refrigerator. I would start with a small portion to put out for guests and leave the rest in the refrigerator. I never keep my dip out of the refrigerator for more than one hour. It tastes best when cool.

Could I serve this pineapple cream cheese dip as a fruit dip?

My family loves to serve this as a dip with salty chips or crackers. But there are so many different delicious options! This dip is so versatile and can be served in a variety of ways, depending on the desired result and the type of event in which it is being served.

You could definitely serve it in a dipping bowl as a cream cheese fruit dip served with sliced strawberries, cantaloupe, melon, apples, or any other favorite fruits that your family loves. This pineapple cream cheese dip is a favorite whether served at a BBQ, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, a wedding or baby shower, or at a potluck dinner.

Could I add protein to this pineapple cream cheese dip?

I really love this recipe as is! But if you were to decide to add a protein, I would recommend adding freshly cooked chopped bacon or ham.

If you’re interested in additional delicious appetizers, check out the following!

Final Word

This is one of my all-time favorite cheese balls or dips to take to parties. Who doesn’t love pineapple cream cheese dip? We serve this at every family holiday get-together. It’s all about teaching our kids and grandkids how to cook and make more recipe favorites from scratch, right? Let me know some of your favorite appetizers, I’d love to share your recipes. May God Bless this world, Linda

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  1. Yes this recipe has been around! My mom has what I think is the original. She cut it out of a newspaper back in the 50’s. The original was for a cheeseball and it is a lovely piece, but for ease, just a bowl of dip is quick!

    1. Mickey, the original recipe I have said to add chopped bell peppers…I have never added those! It has been in my recipe box for at least 40 years! Hugs! Linda

    1. Hi Cathy, should I just send you the text? Do you have WP? Thanks so much! I asked my friend Mary Ellen if she has any to share with you, I hope that’s okay. She is awesome! Hugs! Linda

  2. I love this recipe because it is something that I can make on the go and have it at the ready if company comes, too! Pinning! Thanks for sharing.–Deb (DialMforMoms)

  3. Yup. I love it!!!! I’m pinning it right now and I’ll probably end up making it this holiday season!
    Thanks for sharing with the Daily Blog Boost today!
    ~ Brooke ~

    1. Hi Sarah, I hope you share your cheese for Thanksgiving! I am always on the look out for new recipes! Thanks for pinning! Hugs! Linda

    1. Hello, Linda. How are you? I just finished reading this post and this dip sounds great. Could you tell me how it tastes, without and with a cracker; salty preferably. Don’t do chips & dip much any more; but have found out recently during my research and found how good pineapple is for you. Let me know, I’d really like to try it. Thanks

      1. Hi Pamela, oh my gosh, I cut eat it with a spoon! Did I just admit that yes?!? It’s basically cream cheese with crushed pineapple. I tend to add more pineapple, only because I have made this for so many years I just dump and taste it. Some people add the entire 1-1/2 teaspoons of Lawry’s Salt. I have to taste it as I go. I use a fresh spoon!!! LOL! You can make it with or without pecans. It’s so versatile, add more or add less. I love pineapple so I go heavy on the pineapple. Pineapple is really good for us, you are so right! Linda

        1. Well, I guess you really like pineapple. Thanks so much for your
          recommendation. I prefer it cooked, but I will try it. This recipe isn’t your norm and I’m glad you shared it.

  4. Love this but I do add the bell pepper, green and red around Christmas, yellow, orange for summertime, you can mix them up. I chop them pretty small too because it’s easier to eat and chat that way.

  5. I have made this recipe for about 40 years n I add the green n red pepper cut in very small bits too. My family loves this

  6. 5 stars
    Omg! Sooo delicious! I made this dip for Super Bowl Sunday and my family loved it! Definitely making this again 🙂 Thank you for sharing! I love your recipes!❤️

  7. I had forgotten about this recipe! Recently we tried a similar dip with jalapeños added! I picked it up at Sam’s! My daughters and I love spice! My husband doesn’t! Loves the taste but not the heat! This allows him the taste without the heat! Thank you so much!

  8. This is a fabulous recipe . I slice a pineapple in half and place the entire dip on top then surround with Ritz crackers.

  9. 5 stars
    My DIL serves this dip without nuts or onions, along with crackers and chips. We love it!! Thanks for the reminder to serve this as a holiday party idea.

  10. Hi Linda, in the 70’s when working summers for the US Forest Service (in the High Sierras), we could always count on a tub of this at the “mess hall”. Originally the cook made it for the vegetarians, but it was such a welcome relief from the nasty govern- ment commodity lunch meat, that it became the star of the show on the table where we made our lunches. If it wasn’t included in our chow rations for 2 wk. “spike camps”, there was mutiny! Ours just had pineapple & pecans, but made yummy sandwiches & bagels. These days, I add just a drip of Agave syrup to heighten the pineapple. Will have to try your savory version. Glad to find your site! Stay Safe,
    Sheree Walker Tope

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