Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

Christmas Tree Shaped Cheese Ball

Merry Christmas! I’m sparing you any commentary on this recipe! It’s very easy to make and it’s super tasty and that’s all you need to know! Enjoy!

Form the mixture into a tree-shape
Press on the chopped dill.
Add the Star!
Decorate the rest and have fun!


  • (2) 8 oz. packages of cream cheese softened (I leave mine out on the counter overnight)
  • 1/2 package of Taco Seasoning (any brand)
  • 3/4 a small can of sliced black olives (chopped into tiny pieces)
  • 1 bunch of chives, chopped (you could also use scallions or regular onion)
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • Pomegranate arils
  • 1 large bunch of fresh dill
  • 2 pkgs fresh rosemary


  • In a large glass bowl, combine all ingredients but the chips and stem. (I usually microwave the mixture for about 20-30 seconds to soften everything to make it easier.)
  • Turn the mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap, wrap it up and start to form a ball. At this point, if can, begin to form it into a tree as best you can.
  • Place your newly formed tree/ball into the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Once chilled, make the final touches on the tree shape. Place back in the fridge while you ready your decorations.
  • Finely chop the dill.
  • Cut and de-seed the bell peppers. Cut out your decorations of choice. If you don’t have mini cookie cutters, you can still trace a star and cut it out or make your own shapes. Here’s a link to the cutters I use: Mini Vegetable Cutters
  • Get busy having fun.
  • I like to top the tree with the star first, then press on the dill, then press in the stars and pomegranate arils. Sometimes it helps to make a little hole with a toothpick to hold the Arils in place.
  • Cut the rosemary into 2″ segments and arrange it beneath your tree and then sprinkle on the leftover Pomegranate arils.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers.
  • Enjoy!

Who would be the person in your family who would dig into this first?

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