Cheesy Pesto Roll Wreath (Christmas Wreath Appetizer)


This savory appetizer is great to eat as a bite on its own or spread onto crackers. You can add fresh rosemary sprigs and cherry tomatoes to make the wreath even more festive.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup basil pesto, divided

  • 12 sprigs fresh rosemary, or to taste

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Draw a 5-inch circle on the center of the parchment paper.

  2. Open both cans of dough and separate crescents into 16 triangles. Arrange the triangles overlapping with the flat sides inward and the pointed sides outward to form a ring with a 5-inch circle in center; it will resemble a sunburst.

  3. Combine cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and 6 tablespoons pesto in a bowl. Mix until well combined, then spread around the center of the ring of crescent dough.

  4. Wrap each dough triangle up over filling and tucking it under the bottom to secure. Repeat around the entire ring. Brush remaining 2 tablespoons pesto on top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the dough is golden brown and cooked, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

  6. Slice into individually portioned rings, but keep all the rings in place in the shape of a wreath. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and cherry tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
21g Fat
17g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 489mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 120mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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