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Creating a Christmas Tree Cheese Ball is effortless, yet it boasts an impressive appearance. Its festive shape resembles a Christmas tree, while the cheeseball itself is bursting with delicious flavors.

Christmas tree cheese ball on a platter.
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This Christmas Tree Cheese Ball Recipe is perfect for a holiday party. Each bite is creamy and delicious. The Christmas tree shape is so fun and looks great.

It is the perfect Christmas Recipe without much work. Cheese Ball Recipes are so easy and make the best holiday appetizer for busy moms. Garlic Cheddar Cheese Ball Recipe and Christmas Cheese Ball is another delicious holiday recipe we make every year.

Christmas tree cheese ball on a platter.

Why you will love Christmas Cheese Ball:

  • Minimum Prep Work. It is so easy to make this for your Christmas Party.
  • Delicious Flavor. It is so creamy and loaded with flavor. Guests will love it.
  • Budget Friendly. December is an expensive month but this cheeseball is frugal to make!

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for cheese ball- cream cheese, shredded cheese, seasonings, nuts.
  • Cream Cheese
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Onion Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
  • Red Bell Pepper (diced) 
  • Cheddar Cheese (for the star) 

Skip to the recipe card at the bottom for the complete ingredient list.

Variations

  • Outer Coating. Swap the parsley for finely chopped green onions or chives.
  • Nuts. You can also use pistachios, pecans or almonds.

Step by Step Instructions:

Mixing bowl with cream cheese mixture.

Step 1. Combine the cream cheese and seasonings with a mixer until combined and smooth. 

Mixing bowl with shredded cheese added.

Step 2. Add the shredded cheese to the bowl. Then cover and refrigerate for a few hours.

Mixture shaped into a tree.

Step 3. Remove the cheese mixture from the refrigerator and wrap in plastic wrap. Use your hands to form the ball into a Christmas tree shape.

Cheeseball coated in parsley.

Step 4. Remove the plastic wrap and press the chopped parsley around the outside of the cheese. 

Pine nuts and red pepper added to tree.

Step 5. Press the pine nuts and diced red bell pepper into the sides of the cheese ball for decorations. 

Cheese on top of tree and crackers on a platter.

Step 6. Cut the cheddar cheese in the shape of a star and place on top of the cheese ball. Serve with crackers and enjoy.

Serving Suggestions

  • Crackers. Serve an assortment of your favorite crackers with the cheese ball. Some ideas include Wheat Thins, Ritz Crackers, Triscuits, Multigrain and party crackers.
  • Veggies. Slices of red and green bell peppers, carrots and celery pair perfectly with this delicious cheeseball.
  • Pita Chips. Plain, Sea Salt and Parmesan Pita Chips taste great with the flavors of this appetizer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Refrigerate the leftover cheese ball Christmas tree in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.  

Can you make this in advance?

The cheeseball mixture can easily be made several days in advance. However, I would wait to add the toppings until the day you plan to serve.

This is a great way to save time during a busy holiday season.

More Easy Cheese Ball Recipes:

More Christmas Tree Shaped Recipes

It’s your turn to make this gorgeous cheeseball for Christmas. Once you do, please leave a comment and star recipe rate.

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Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

5 from 3 votes
Creating a Christmas Tree Cheese Ball is effortless, yet it boasts an impressive appearance. Its festive shape resembles a Christmas tree, while the cheeseball itself is bursting with delicious flavors.
Prep Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 277

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together the cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder and salt with a hand held mixer until combined and smooth.
  • Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a few hours until the cheese is form enough to shape.
  • Remove the cheese mixture from the refrigerator and wrap in plastic wrap. Use your hands to form the mixture into a cone shape to look like a Christmas tree.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and press the chopped parsley around the outside of the cheese.
  • Press the pine nuts and diced red bell pepper into the sides of the cheese ball for decorations.
  • Cut the cheddar cheese in the shape of a star and place on top of the cheese ball.
  • Serve with your favorite dippers and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 277kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 9g, Fat 26g, Saturated Fat 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 68mg, Sodium 352mg, Potassium 141mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 1457IU, Vitamin C 13mg, Calcium 213mg, Iron 1mg

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