Perfect Party Appetizer: Herb Marinated Cream Cheese Bites Recipe


So little time, so many holiday events and parties.  Can you believe that Christmas is just under a month away?!? One thing I love about the holidays is getting together with friends and family, but that also means lots of holiday dinners and gatherings.  Now lets be honest we are all busy.  Just making sure the 5 people in my house have clean clothes to wear is a full time job.  So when it comes to bringing a dish to a potluck I need something that is quick to make, travels well, and tastes great.  In the past I have made easy homemade salsa and homemade guacamole.  However I found a new recipe that is delicious, only takes a few minutes to make and is easy to take to a gathering.  I made Herb Marinated Cream Cheese Bites as an appetizer for Little Bears birthday party, and I was impressed. easy party appetizer marinated cream cheese bites

Herb Marinated Cream Cheese Bites

One thing I love about this Herb Marinated Cream Cheese Bites is that the recipe is so flexible.  Don’t love rosemary?  Why not try basil instead.  Afraid of garlic breath, cut down the amount of garlic from 2 cloves to 1/2 a clove.  Get creative, try some different combinations and enjoy.
easy party appetizer marinated cream cheese bites recipe
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Herb Marinated Cream Cheese Bites


  • 1 pkg. 250 g Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Sun-Dried Tomato & Oregano Dressing
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 3 small sprigs fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tsp. black peppercorns
  • Peel of 1 lemon grated finely


  • Cut cream cheese into bite size pieces and place in container with lid
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir gently
  • Refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour before serving
  • Serve with crackers, pita or crusty bread. Enjoy!
 easy party appetizer marinated cream cheese bites
The Herb Marinated Cream Cheese Bites can be spread on crackers, pita or baguette.  When serving I put out half to start and kept the rest in the fridge to help prevent the cream cheese from getting too soft.  And if you do have any left over, just keep it in the fridge to enjoy the next day.  The flavours will blend even more and become a little bolder.
easy party appetizer marinated cream cheese bites
Looking for classic cheese ball recipe?  Take a look at the Cheese Platters and Molds from Kraft Canada Whats Cooking.  The Party Cheese ball reminds me of the cheese balls my mom used to make to take to parties when I was little.  And the Chocolate-Cheese Dream Ball sounds amazing and I want to give it a try too.
Easy herb marniated cream cheese bites perfect for a potluck or appetizer
If you have holiday parties and potlucks to attend give one of these recipes a try and let me know what you think.
Disclosure:  I am part of the Kraft’s Whats Cooking ambassador program.  All opinions are strictly my own.

11 thoughts on “Perfect Party Appetizer: Herb Marinated Cream Cheese Bites Recipe”

  1. Oh wow thanks for sharing this, now this is something I would enjoy very much, I’m going to do this for Christmas and impress everyone!!

  2. 5 stars
    omg drooling over here!!! I am totally making this for my family Christmas! I love that it is so easy to put together and a finger food that doesn’t leave you messy

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