Pesto Christmas Tree

This fun and festive holiday appetizer gets extra points for being easy to make! Cream cheese is topped with pesto and chopped peppers for a great cracker spread.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese
  • ¼ cup basil pesto
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped red pepper s
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • RITZ Crackers

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Recipe Tips


Cut block of cream cheese diagonally in half. Place triangles together to resemble Christmas tree on serving plate. Cover with pesto.


Add peppers for the tree ornaments. Insert cinnamon stick at base of triangle for the tree trunk.


Serve with crackers.