Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

by Alli

The holiday season can be crazy hectic, right? Between decorating, shopping and all the other activities that take place over the Christmas season, entertaining can be overwhelming. That’s why I like to make Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers.

These appetizers are so easy to put together and are ready to eat in just a few minutes.

Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers



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Cookie Cutter for Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

I like to make Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers whenever I’m hosting a party. The cheese mixture can be put together earlier in the day and stored in the fridge.

These appetizers are best served warm, so I spread the cheese mixture onto the Christmas tree-shaped bread slices and pop them under the broiler right as the guests arrive. Be sure and set the timer because it only takes a couple of minutes for these to cook.

Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Mix together mayonnaise, dry ranch salad dressing mix and one cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well.

Cheese Mixture for Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Cut bread slices into Christmas tree shapes with cookie cutter. Don’t pay any attention to my baking pan. Someone (I won’t call names) put it in the dishwasher and it changed colors. It’s clean. I promise.

Bread Slices cutouts for Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Spread about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture over each tree. Decorate with green and red bell pepper strips.

Spread cheese mixture on bread - Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Place on baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Yield: 12 appetizers

Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

These Cheesy Christmas Tree Appetizers are so good and easy to make.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dry ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 slices firm bread
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper strips
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper strips


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine mayonnaise and dry ranch seasoning mix in a medium sized bowl. Add the Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Mix until well combined.
  3. Cut bread slices into Christmas trees with a cookie cutter.
  4. Spread about 1 Tablespoon cheese mixture over each tree. Decorate with red and green bell pepper strips.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 203Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 17mgSodium 382mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 6g

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Helpful Hint: If you are really short on time, use Pimento Cheese spread in place of the cheese mixture. It’s delicious too!

This is a great recipe to make with the kids. They can help mix together the cheese spread and use the cookie cutter to cut out the trees. They can also decorate the trees with the pepper strips. You’ll need to handle the broiling part.

If you’re planning a party, make these little Christmas tree-shaped appetizers. They’re fun, easy to make and so delicious.

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Candy November 28, 2018 - 7:22 am

We do appetizers on Christmas Eve. These Christmas trees look fun and yummy

Amber Myers November 28, 2018 - 8:13 am

I am all about cheese! I’ll make these for sure. I like that they are Christmas tree shaped. I’d probably eat many of these.

GiGi Eats November 28, 2018 - 9:22 am

Well aren’t these just super cute and festive!!! You totally got me in the mood to buy some Christmas cookie cutters and get creative!

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Melissa Chapman November 28, 2018 - 10:30 am

That is such a festive and great looking appetizer for a holiday party. If it tastes as good as it looks it will be amazing and i will try to make it soon

Debra November 28, 2018 - 10:51 am

The little trees are so cute and festive. The recipe sounds so good.

Jeanette November 28, 2018 - 10:53 am

What a fun idea! This year Christmas is at my brothers house and I need to bring a few items to the Christmas party. I think I will definitely use this one.

Terri Steffes November 28, 2018 - 10:57 am

I love these! I’m trying to reduce the wheat in my life, so I am wondering if I could replace bread with keto bread. It’s worth a try. Delicious.

Shoshana Sue November 28, 2018 - 11:54 am

I am looking for ideas that aren’t time consuming because I am hosting Christmas lunch but I don’t want to spend 30 years in the kitchen. I am going to use these appetisers for real

Tasheena November 28, 2018 - 1:05 pm

These would be so much fun to bring for my next holiday gathering. I love how super easy this recipe is to make.

Amanda November 28, 2018 - 1:23 pm

This cheesy tree is such a great idea! I love cute, Pinterest worthy appetizers like this. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

Ashley November 28, 2018 - 4:18 pm

You had me at easy and cheese lol Clearly I’m not too hard to please.

Tomi C November 28, 2018 - 5:05 pm

These are too cute and so festive. We host a lot of holiday parties at our home and I’m always looking out for something easy and unique. Last year we made ranch parmasan crisps and they were a hit. I know my fam and friends would enjoy these appetizers

Pam November 28, 2018 - 7:14 pm

This is such a cute and easy Christmas party appetizer. It looks so good, everyone would think you fussed.

Marie | DIY Adulation November 28, 2018 - 7:24 pm

Okay, these are absolutely adorable! What a super festive (not to mention, easy) holiday appetizer. Thanks for the fun idea!

Heather November 28, 2018 - 9:35 pm

I definitely need to make these for the holidays. How cute! I bet they’re delicious!

Carlee November 28, 2018 - 9:42 pm

What a perfect snack for a Christmas party. They are so cute and look fun and easy to make too!

roch November 28, 2018 - 10:10 pm

What a great recipe. The Christmas tree pastries look totally cute! I should buy cutters shaped in different animals and decors next time.

Beverly November 28, 2018 - 11:27 pm

I love easy appetizers like this. They look so festive, too. This is going on my to try list soon.

Catalina November 29, 2018 - 3:20 am

Appetizers are always the best part of any holiday table. This year I was thinking to make a rich appetizer menu that I will cook with my kid. These Christmas trees are fun, easy and delicious!

Jenny November 29, 2018 - 7:11 am

I love festive holiday treats and these are so cute! Plus they look scrumptious.

Amy h November 29, 2018 - 9:45 am

I love how festive these appetizers are. What a great way to make your party feel more like the holidays!

Rachel November 29, 2018 - 10:29 am

I am in love with these! I have to bring something to Christmas Eve and I never know what to do.

Angie November 29, 2018 - 11:24 am

Oh yum, those look delicious and soo so cute. I may have to make these for the kiddos this month, they’ll love it… And it’s likely something they’ll actually eat. My step kids are super picky.

Ashley Grant November 29, 2018 - 2:01 pm

Oh my goodness, these little Christmas trees look so delicious. I can see it now, “I’m so hungry I could eat a Christmas tree!” haha! I’ll take two please. Okay, maybe three. lol

hot displays Brisbane November 30, 2018 - 2:45 am

Pretty nice looking kitchen. All you need is some good equipment. Like refurbished catering equipments.

Super Mom - No Cape! December 15, 2018 - 7:24 pm

Those are just too cute! And they sound delicious too!


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