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Appetizer Wreath Recipe

Appetizer Wreath Recipe

I have lots of fun with this festive appetizer wreath. I often place a bowl of stuffed olives in the center. —Shirley Privratsky, Dickinson, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • Celery leaves


  • 1. Remove crescent dough from packaging (do not unroll). Cut each tube into eight slices. Arrange in an 11-in. circle on an ungreased 14-in. pizza pan.
  • 2. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a serving platter; cool completely.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, dill and garlic powder until smooth. Spread over wreath; top with broccoli, celery and red pepper. Form a bow garnish with celery leaves. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 125 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Appetizer Wreath

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"I've made this for many Christmas's and for a wedding rehearsal dinner that was held the day after Christmas. Looks and tastes great!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"So I cut this recipe in half because it was just for my husband and I as an evening snack. We figured we would have some leftovers for another evening. Nope. Just the two of us ate all 8 of them. When I took the first bite I thought they were just OK. But after a few more bites I really thought they were amazing. The spread has a very light taste, not too heavy at all. We didn't put broccoli on top because we didn't have any but it still tasted great. I used a bit more garlic powder (suited to our tastes). We also used a yellow sweet pepper instead of red. I did find that it called for too much celery. I think we only used half of what it called for (even after halving it for the recipe). The topping made for a nice crunch and overall, tasted fresh. We definitely will be making this recipe again.

Lastly, as an FYI, you can now buy crescent "rounds", basically the same thing as this but already cut for you. I just had to pull them out of the canister :)"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"I enjoyed this recipe and everyone loved it. The only thing I would do different is to make the slices smaller (if possible as the dough is so sticky) or cut the cooked pieces in half (as you would cut a biscuit or roll length wise) and use it that way. There was too much bread. However, the raw veggies on top of the cream cheese mixture was very refreshing and complimented the bread."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Took to a party and received many nice comments. I did cut the crescents into 16 slices and the amount of bread was still more than needed. I added 1 t. of dry ranch dressing and added some chopped mushrooms that I had on had then mixed all together so ingredients wouldn't fall off when served. Will make again!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"This was a hit at our Christmas party everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Party pleaser"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"I've made this several times over the past year. I use a tablespoon of ranch powder for extra flavor. I also cut each can into 16 slices, otherwise I feel the bread is too thick. I throw the leftover veggies in the leftover cream cheese mixture, adding a bit more sour cream to thin it out, and use as a cracker dip. I never bring any back home when taking it to a gathering. Yum!"

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"I cut one can of the crescent rolls into 16 slices as previous reviewers recommended and shaped them into a Christmas tree just to fit on my serving platter. I also used Adobo seasoning in place of the garlic and used just broccoli and prepared bruschetta for the topping. Any extra creamy topping I used as a dip for veggies. Everyone at my family Christmas gathering said it was wonderful! I will def make this again."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"i was looking for a simple but great ideal to take to a family gathering,we decided to do finger food,when i came across this recipe which taste of homes is the only recipes i prefer ,i thought ,this looked really good. i tweaked the recipe just a bit to my liking. needless to say this appetizer recipe has become my favorite. i did add fresh dill herbs instead of the dill weed. just because the herb was cheaper than the can of dill. sadly i didn't have any left overs to bring home. the creamy texture and the herb was just perfect. i didn't add any garlic .im a big fan of garlic but not every one else is so i wanted to keep it toned down but instead i used an all purpose seasoning in its place. it was perfect.i would recommend this recipe to any party get together and it was so easy putting together.i did the round wreath and used a small bowl in the middle for the extra cream left over from the mixture after topping the cresent rolls . that way folks was able to add some to their plate as extra if they liked.big big hit...."

rena 55
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"I made this for a Christmas party I just hosted this past week. It turned out so pretty and so tasty. I did add a little garlic salt and sugar to my cream cheese mix just to give a little more taste. Other than that, I made it according to the directions. Easy, tasty, and pretty...that sums it up!"

Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"Made this for Christmas Eve and it was a huge hit!"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"This is one of my favorite appetizers to serve to guests. It is both beautiful and delicious! I add a quarter cup of chopped cilantro to the veggies for added zip!"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"I added this to Christmas dinner & it was a hit! I think I would make the wreath bigger & cut the dough into 16 slices instead of 8 to make it easier to eat. Love it :D"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"I served this at our Christmas party and everyone loved it. It is very pretty and easy to make. I will be making this again next Christmas."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"Sister-In-Law made this after our attendance at a Taste of Home Cooking School where it was one of the items demonstrated. Not sure if she forgot some ingredient, but it wasn't as yummy as I expected after the host raved about it and especially after I read some of the previous posters reviews. I think I will try it again from my kitchen and see how it goes for me. I tend to think she forgot something because it was very bland and tasteless."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"These went over wonderfully! None left."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Took it rot a Tailgate everyone loved it so simple. I Made it into a tree for Stanford."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"I brought these to a community event this afternoon and received many positive comments. I cut one tube of crescent rolls into 16 pieces and was happy with the size when it was baked. I added 1 tsp + of a tomato/basil/garlic dry marinade (by McCormick's) with the cream cheese and sour cream - very good. I diced yellow, red, and green sweet peppers for the garnish. I would definitely make these again."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"We make this frequently. Have used it for grad parties, spelling out grad years with croissants. People love it!!! Also have tried slicing croissants into more than just 8...makes for a thinner "crust". Good when sliced into 12 per roll! This is always a hit."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"I thought bread part was way to thick. Next time I would only use one roll of cresents and make 16 slices, so not at thick. Otherwise, very good and I would make again. Looks beautiful!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This was a hit when I took it to school for our holiday brunch. I had a problem finding a plate big enough so I covered a large pizza pan with foil. I had made two wreaths and then I had the bright idea to put one of the rings inside the other to form a bigger fuller wreath. It looked so festive."

Judy Battenberg
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"p.s. I also used fat free cream cheese and low-fat sour cream"

Judy Battenberg
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"I made this for the very 1st time last night for our Ladies Christmas Party at my church. It was a huge hit!! I would modify next time to cute the rolls into 10 pieces rather than 8 (because I thought they were too thick). I will also either double the filling recipe or at the very least make it 1 1/2 times the amount so I can be more generous with it on the wreath and also have some left over for dipping. I used fresh garlic."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"I made this for a party today and everyone really liked it. Very flavorful and puts a festive look on the table."

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"always a big hit when I make it, just real messy"

Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"I also add some dry ranch dressing mix, as this makes is really tasty. Not too much though, add slowly to your taste or could be too salty."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I made these for Christmas they family ate them up. I found that there was a lot of dip left after making the wreath. I served it in the middle and used it to dip pretzels and veggies in. It's a 2 for 1 dish. Love it. I suggest using fresh dill, to taste."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"After reading the reviews I knew I had to try this recipe. It was a hit at the NYE party I brought it to. I used the advice and used a fresh clove of crushed garlic. I also lightly pressed the veggies into the mixture so they did not fall off. I made a second ones the next day for another get together"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Just made this to take to a Christmas party yesterday. Not only was it fun & simple to make, it was beautiful & a big hit. This is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"This was enjoyed by all ages at our Christmas gathering. I made a few substitutions. The crescent rolls were replaced with a sourdough baguette, which was sliced in 24 pieces. The garlic powder was replaced with a clove of minced garlic. I chose not to use ranch dressing because it contains msg. The final substitution was diced spinach instead of broccoli."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I also cut into 16 rolls."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I made this for my ladies Chritmas luncheon and everyone loved it. I baked the croissants 10 min and pressed the vegs into the dip firmly. Didn't need as many vegs as recipe call for."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I just made this for a Christmas party, and it was a hit! It's so pretty, and it tastes great. I, too, cut the slices thinner, and it worked perfectly! My celery didn't come with leaves, so I used the extra red pepper to fashion a bow."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"This is sooooo delicious, I made it last Christmas and cant wait to have it again this Christmas"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"This was a huge hit! It was so easy to make. I also used Hidden Valley Ranch mix as well. I made two of these for a family birthday party. One of the wreaths I made with gluten free Bisquik instead of the crescent rolls. That one also turned out really well. Both wreaths received rave reviews. This is definitely one I will make again and again!"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"The presentation was so great! I also used Hidden Valley Ranch mix. I only used 1 tube of cresent rolls cut into 16 - but then I cut those 16 in half once they were cooled. I spread the mixture heavily on each section and then face planted it into a bowl of chopped brocc/celery and then with a spoon I pressed a few chpd red peppers on for trim. It made the process much easier. With smaller bites the wreath looked fuller and had more bites to be shared! It's so pretty to look at, ha."

Dawn J
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"This was wonderful. I made 2 for a party and should have made 4. Big hit!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Forgot to add that I had enough of the white spread to cover 2 tubes of rolls, both cut in 16 slices each. The veggie amts called for were also more than enough for 16."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"I followed several of the suggestions already made. I only used 1 tube of rolls and cut 16 slices (first cut in in half, then each half in half, etc.) I also used a packet of ranch dressing mix instead of using dill weed & garlic powder. My preference is to bake the rolls not touching - if you leave them together, it'll get messy, with veggies falling off, as the slices are pulled apart. Also, I suggest adding the veggies on a different plate than the serving one, as it's hard to keep them all on the slice without a few falling off. Doesn't take long to look cluttered! So I think best to "decorate" and then when finished, put on actual serving plate. I chopped the broccoli and pepper with a knife and the celery with a hand slapper/chopper to make it very fine. As for taste, everyone loved them!"

carrie carney
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"I have made this many times and it is impressive. I make it in a heart shape for wedding showers/valentines day and a #2 for one of my kids birthdays. Would also be cute as a shamrock or initials."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"This was a hit with a ladies group I served it to. I didn't need nearly the amount of chopped up veggies that were called for."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"I took this to my neighborhood Christmas party. I had several asking for this recipe! It looked like a complicated appetizer, but it's deceptively easy to make."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"I did make and take this to our neighborhood Christmas party last evening. My husband said it was very impressive and suggested I take a picture of it. I did use the Crescent Rounds - made it really easy. Also, I used two small cookie/fondant cutters and made stars. I put three larger ones by the celery "bow" and then the small ones around the rest of the wreath. They all really enjoyed it."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"I haven't made this yet, but plan on doing it for a neighborhood Christmas party this weekend. From the list of ingredients, I know it will be tasty! I plan to use Crescent Rounds instead of crescent rolls - won't have to cut them in to slices that way."

Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"My family is not fond of broccoli. Is there anything else to substitute?"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"Hi aka Alice,

I'm going to a art auction with my womans group and need to bring an appetizer this appetizer wreath sounds great. I don't think a bunch of ladies with garlic breath is appealing so I was concidering your idea that you added for the Pillsbury dough wreath. In the recipe you said the above. that you spread ranch dressing seasoning, pkg ranch dressing. Is this 2 different items? I was thinking that you meant to spread Ranch " salad dressing on it. then added the vegetables to color it up. or is there a "dressing pkg" I need to look for. Thanks,  Karen in Ga"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2009

"I made this twice in one week. Once for our family Christmas gathering and once for new years eve. Everyone loved it!! Can't wait to make it again. Not only is it tasty but pretty too."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2009

"This really does make a beautiful appetizer. I did take anothers advice and I used dry ranch dressing and cream cheese. Thanks!!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2008

"We made this for our Christmas eve dinner. It was great!!! It was soooo pretty and it tasted really good too. Thank you!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2008

"I have also done this but instead of the dill and garlic powder I used ranch dressing seasoning, pkg ranch dressing and it gives it a little more zip.


Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"This pretty wreath was a real hit at our family's Christmas Eve gathering! I made it a second time during the holidays to take to a friend's party and this time used just one can of crescent rolls, cutting it into 16 thinner slices and reducing the baking time just a bit. It was just as pretty and I liked having less "roll" with each serving.

Ann at Taste of Home"

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