Christmas Tree Quesadillas
I love trying to come up with fun and festive savory appetizers and snacks for holidays. So many holiday-themed foods center around desserts. I don’t know about you guys, but I like a good balance, even during the holidays.
I was inspired to make these little Christmas Tree Quesadillas from these. Quesadillas are just easy to make and don’t require a ton of ingredients.
My plan was to initially stuff these with cheese and toast them on the stove like an actual quesadilla, but then I figured if they got cold, they might not taste quite as good, so I opted for a cold filling.
The filling is just cream cheese, a little bit of salsa, and cheddar cheese. You’ll spread that mixture onto whole tortillas and then slice them into small triangles and then you get to decorate!
I like to use the small fajita-sized tortillas. I wouldn’t recommend anything bigger, otherwise, they may not be very sturdy on the toothpicks making them difficult to hold.
You can make guacamole from scratch if you’d prefer, but you can also just buy a pre-made container from the grocery store. For the ornaments, I used diced red and yellow bell pepper. You can certainly use other veggies if desired though!
- 1 (8-ounce) block plain cream cheese
- 4 tablespoons salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 fajita-sized flour tortillas
- diced red and yellow bell pepper
- extra yellow pepper for the stars/tree topper
- Add the cream cheese, salsa, and cheddar cheese to a bowl. Mix together until well-combined.
- Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture onto three to four tortillas. Top each one with the remaining tortillas.
- Use a sharp knife to slice each tortilla into about 5 triangles. Insert a triangle into the bottom of each triangle.
- Spread about 1 tablespoon of guacamole on one side of each of the triangles/trees. To make the star, use a small star-shaped cutter like this one to cut from a yellow bell pepper. For the ornaments, use small diced bell peppers. Serve or chill until ready to serve*.
I do not recommend fully making these the night before you plan to serve them as the guacamole can turn brown and/or make the tortillas soggy. Instead, you can mix the cream cheese mixture and have your peppers ready to go for the star and ornaments and assemble the day of.
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