Cheesy Christmas Tree

63  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 10 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.


Cheesy Christmas Tree Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1 stick mozzarella-cheddar string cheese
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Cut  block of cream cheese diagonally in half. Arrange both halves, with points together, on serving plate to resemble Christmas-tree shape.
  • Cut  a 2-inch piece from one end of string cheese; place at bottom of tree for the trunk. Wrap up remaining cheese; refrigerate until ready to use for snacking or other use.
  • Spoon  pesto over cream cheese; top with peppers. Serve with the crackers.

Recipe Tips

SubstitutePrepare using Neufchatel cheese.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 190 
    • Total fat 15 g
    • Saturated fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 300 mg
    • Carbohydrate 12 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars 1 g
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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