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Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

# Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

This **Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip** is a fantastic no-bake appetizer perfect for any gathering. It consists of cream cheese, crushed pineapple, green onions, and sliced almonds, creating a delicious combination. Enjoy it with chips, crackers, fruits, or veggies. It’s a recipe you’ll find yourself making over and over again!

## Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip – The EASY Way!

This pineapple cream cheese dip is a recipe I discovered when I was newly married. It’s incredibly easy to make; you simply mix four ingredients in a bowl and indulge! The mixture of cream cheese richness, tropical pineapple sweetness, fresh green onion kick, and nutty almond crunch makes it a go-to snack that’s ready in under 10 minutes, perfect for any occasion.

### Why I LOVE this recipe!

– **No Bake** – No cooking time required!
– **Dump and Stir** – Simply mix and enjoy!
– **Minimal ingredients** – Four simple ingredients make a mouthwatering dip.
– **Perfect flavor and texture** – Creamy and textured just right.
– **Crowd-pleasing** – Everyone loves this dip!

## What to Serve with Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

This dip pairs well with a variety of snacks, from classic to healthy options:

### Serving Ideas

– **Crackers** – Choose your favorite type, such as wheat thins, Ritz, or pretzels.
– **Chips** – Enjoy with pita or tortilla chips.
– **Fruit and Veggies** – Dip with celery, bell pepper, cucumber, grapes, or apple slices.
– **Bread** – Serve with baguettes or toast slices.

Mix and match these sides for a well-rounded snack platter.

## Recipe Notes

This cream cheese pineapple dip is quick and easy, making it a hit at any gathering.

### Ingredients + Substitutions

– **Cream Cheese** – Use full-fat softened cream cheese.
– **Pineapple** – Opt for crushed pineapple for easy incorporation.
– **Green Onions** – Finely sliced for a burst of flavor.
– **Almonds** – Sliced or slivered almonds work well.

These ingredients guarantee a flavorful dip.

# Recipe Tips

1. **Use full-fat cream cheese** for the creamiest dip.
2. **Soften the cream cheese** for smooth mixing.When making this dip, ensure that the cream cheese is softened before mixing it with the other ingredients. Allow it enough time to soften for easy blending.

To prevent a watery dip and maintain the right flavor balance, make sure to drain the pineapple well. You can do this by draining it from the can or using a colander to remove excess juice.

For the green onions, slice them thinly to evenly distribute their strong flavor throughout the dip.

Here are some recipe shortcuts to save time:

– Soften the cream cheese beforehand by leaving it out on the counter.
– Prepare the dip a day in advance and store it in the fridge for convenience.

To add variety to the recipe, try these variations:

– Cream Cheese Dip with Pineapple and Green Pepper: Add finely chopped green pepper for extra crunch.
– Pineapple Jalapeño Dip: Include finely diced jalapeño for a spicy kick.
– Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip with Pecans: Substitute sliced almonds with chopped pecans for a different nutty flavor.
– Pineapple Cream Cheese and Ham Dip: Mix in cooked, chopped ham for a savory twist.

Leftover dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Repurpose leftovers by using them in:
– Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Layer the dip with BBQ brisket, cheddar, and caramelized onion for a tasty grilled cheese.
– Jalapeño Popper Chicken Bake: Substitute plain cream cheese with the dip in this dish.

For more dip recipes and family-friendly meal ideas, visit the website. The Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip is a delicious appetizer that can be enjoyed with a variety of snacks.

Instructions

  • Drain the pineapple, and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients together and mix well until the dip is combined. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 86kcal (4%)Carbohydrates: 6g (2%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 7g (11%)Saturated Fat: 3g (19%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.001g


Cholesterol:
14
mg
(5%)



Sodium:
45
mg
(2%)



Potassium:
85
mg
(2%)



Fiber:
1
g
(4%)



Sugar:
5
g
(6%)



Vitamin A:
234
IU
(5%)



Vitamin C:
3
mg
(4%)



Calcium:
29
mg
(3%)



Iron:
0.3
mg
(2%)

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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