Ritz crackers are topped with a homemade herbed cream cheese, cherry tomato, and fresh rosemary in this fun and flavorful Rosemary, Tomato and Herbed Cream Cheese Bites recipe!
I am always looking for a reason to entertain. And what better excuse to gather friends and family around food than game time?! Today I am thrilled to share one of the easiest, tastiest game time recipes with RITZ Crackers and Coke. You’ll score a major touchdown with these football party foods, and best of all, you’ll spend hardly any time in the kitchen! Keep reading to find out how to make my favorite game time recipe: Rosemary, Tomato & Herbed Cream Cheese Bites!
When it comes to planning game time recipes Ritz Crackers are almost always at the top of my list. I love their rich, buttery flavor, and they work so well with a variety of toppings and dips. Plus, they’re absolutely perfect when paired with an icy cold, refreshing Coca-Cola!
Speaking of toppings and dips, my Rosemary, Tomato and Herbed Cream Cheese Bites are sure to be a big hit! Ritz Crackers are topped with a homemade garlic and herb cream cheese, then crowned with a cherry tomato and sprig of fresh Rosemary. Best of all, this game time recipe requires very little prep work, and takes just minutes to make. After all, no one wants to spend game time in the kitchen!
To make these scrumptious Tomato, Rosemary and Herbed Cream Cheese Bites, you’ll need some very basic ingredients: cream cheese, milk, a few common cooking herbs, and of course the Ritz Crackers (full printable recipe at the bottom of this post)! And don’t forget to pick up some Coca-Cola down the soda aisle, too! I found everything I needed at my local Walmart.
Once you have all of your ingredients, simply add the cream cheese and milk to a medium bowl. Mix until creamy. Then add in the seasonings, mix well, and refrigerate for about an hour.
In the meantime, slice the cherry tomatoes in half. Then rinse and cut a few sprigs of fresh Rosemary. Once the herbed cream cheese is ready, simply spread some on top of a Ritz Cracker, then top with half a cherry tomato and a few pieces of fresh Rosemary. And that’s it – your Tomato, Rosemary and Herbed Cream Cheese Bites are ready to serve!
And speaking of serving, make sure to place the remaining cream cheese in a bowl to be used as a dip with the Ritz Crackers!
This delicious Tomato, Rosemary and Herbed Cream Cheese Ritz Bites game time recipe will take you less than 10 minutes to make, yet taste like you spent hours in the kitchen! Their wonderfully savory taste with just a hint of spice makes the perfect flavor combination when served with an ice cold Coca-Cola!
- 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
- 2 tbsp milk
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 small container cherry tomatoes
- 1 small bundle fresh rosemary
- 1 sleeve Ritz crackers
- Using either an electric mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the milk and cream cheese together in a medium bowl until creamy.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well, making sure to scrape the sides of bowl constantly.
- Spoon the herbed cream cheese into an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Meanwhile, slice the cherry tomatoes in half, and rinse and cut a few sprigs of the fresh rosemary.
- Once the herbed cream cheese is ready, simply spread some on top of a Ritz Cracker, then top with half a cherry tomato and a few pieces of fresh Rosemary.
- Serve and enjoy!
The herbed cream cheese also works well as a dip!
Serving Size:1 cracker bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
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