Tomato and Goat Cheese Christmas Tree

by Alli

This shop, Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. 

How many holiday parties are you hosting during this holly, jolly season?

I’m getting ready to host a party for 50 girlfriends. It’s an annual party filled with food, fun, friends, and lots of laughter and holiday cheer.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread

I’ve always been a bit of a perfectionist and there was a time when I would work way too hard when it came to throwing a party. The day after would find myself wrapped up on the sofa with a soft blanket and a good book to help me recuperate.

Those days are long gone! I now know how to work smarter and not harder. Why throw a party you can’t enjoy because you’re too tired?

The planning stages of a party can be downright daunting.  I’ll admit I’ve had a brain freeze or two in the midst of planning my menu.

Because I’ll be hosting so many holiday gatherings, Sam’s Club is my go-to for all my party supplies.

I buy my favorite crackers, Keebler® Toasteds® Crackers, Keebler® Club® Crackers, and Keebler® Entertainment Crackers Collection in bulk. 

Keebler Instore Photo - Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread Let’s make Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread.

Ingredients For Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread

  •  sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • chévre (goat cheese)
  • reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • chopped fresh basil
  • chopped fresh chives
  • bottled minced garlic
  • grated lemon peel
  • coarsely ground black pepper
  • 40 Keebler® Town House Toppers® Original crackers
  • 10 grape tomatoes, quartered
  • Chopped fresh chives

Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread

In a bowl, combine sun-dried tomatoes, chévre (goat cheese), reduced-fat cream cheese, chopped fresh basil, fresh chives, minced garlic, grated lemon peel, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Mix well, cover, and refrigerate for two hours to blend flavors.

Spread on Keebler® Town House Toppers. Top with grape tomato pieces.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread Christmas Tree

This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. It’s a really big hit with my family and will be the star of my next holiday party.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread

Sun Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread

Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread


  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • 4 ounces chévre (goat cheese)
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 40 Keebler® Town House Toppers® Original crackers
  • 10 grape tomatoes, quartered
  • Chopped fresh chives


  1. In a small bowl, pour enough boiling water over dried tomatoes to cover. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain tomatoes and finely chop.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together sun-dried tomatoes, chévre, cream cheese, basil, 1 tablespoon chives, garlic, lemon peel and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors.
  3. Spread on Keebler® Town House Toppers® Original Crackers. Top with grape tomato pieces and sprinkle with additional chives.

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How many parties are you hosting this holiday season? 



Paula Schuck November 29, 2016 - 11:43 am

That looks so good. I love the flavors, and laying the crackers out like a Christmas tree is a nice touch.

Jeanette November 29, 2016 - 2:07 pm

My husband would absolutely love this. He loves sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese. I cannot wait to make this for him.

Sarah Bailey November 29, 2016 - 4:54 pm

Oh yum now this is the perfect sounding Christmas platter idea, not only does it sound like it taste delicious but it looks perfect too.

Pam November 29, 2016 - 4:56 pm

This looks like a really good recipe! I love the cute Christmas tree shape. We are thinking about doing appetizers for Christmas Eve and this would be a fun one.

Vera Sweeney November 29, 2016 - 5:18 pm

These look so festive!! We are always hosting get-togethers and parties at our house for the holidays!!

Jenn November 29, 2016 - 5:46 pm

Yum. These sound really good. I love to entertain and am always looking for new snacks to share.

lisa November 29, 2016 - 6:00 pm

This would make a great Christmas appetizer for our house. We always have family for Christmas Eve so I’ll have to try making this.

Maureen @Scoops of Joy November 29, 2016 - 7:51 pm

Oooh delicious! I love sun dried tomato and this looks so good and easy to make. Perfect crowd pleaser too for the holidays. Will keep an eye out for the ingredients next time I go shopping so I could give your recipe a try 😀

Chantal November 29, 2016 - 10:15 pm

These look absolutely delicious! Perfect appetizer for holiday entertaining!

Carol Bryant November 30, 2016 - 12:10 am

I pinned this earlier and I am so going to make these over Xmas break. I have a week off and this sounds yummy to try. And easy, too?

Rebecca Swenor November 30, 2016 - 6:14 am

I have not yet heard of Keebler Party Planner App but will be using for our next family gathering. The Keebler Club crackers are what we always use but we are going to have to the Entertainment Cracker Collection now. This sun dried tomato and goat cheese spread Christmas tree will have to make for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jeanine November 30, 2016 - 10:01 am

This looks great! I love that its in a Christmas tree! Super cute and would be really fun for a party or get together over the holidays!

Farra Less. G. November 30, 2016 - 3:15 pm

I like all the appetizer you have listed here I will copy some of this for Christmas family gathering. healthy yet delicious recipe and for sure everyone in my family will love it.

CourtneyLynne November 30, 2016 - 6:18 pm

Omg what a yummy appetizer!!!! I love cheese and crackers. Always a crowd pleaser at any event i host!

Dawn McAlexander November 30, 2016 - 6:39 pm

I love cheese and crackers. I really love how you made them into a Christmas tree! That was a nice little touch.

Lori Vachon November 30, 2016 - 7:37 pm

I just adore dips especially during the holiday season! Very creative and festive presentation, love it!

Michele d November 30, 2016 - 7:41 pm

Can you believe that I’ve never tried goat cheese before? Sun dried tomatoes are one of my favorites. Love your party ideas. So clever!


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