Super Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Appetizers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I tried a sample of this at Costco and it was so good, I bought a huge jar of the tomatoes just so I could repeat this at home. I am almost embarrassed to share this, as it is so incredibly simple, but they were so good. I am guessing on the amounts.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 40 butter flavored crackers (such as Ritz)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese or 1 (8 ounce) package neufchatel cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (16 ounce) jarmarinated sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil (the kind I tried had Italian seasonings in the oil already)
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning (optional)
  • 12 cup fresh basil leaf, shredded, garnish (optional)


  1. NOTE: If your sundried tomatoes do not already have Italian seasoned herbs in their oil, you will need to first stir in 1 Tbsp of Italian seasoning blend to your tomatoes, then cover and chill overnight.
  2. Drain off the oil from your tomatoes.
  3. Spread a generous spoonful of cream cheese onto each cracker and top with a strip of marinated sundried tomato.
  4. Place onto a platter and garnish with strips of fresh basil leaves, if desired.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. (You may need more or less or any of the ingredients- the Zaar computer only accepts specific amounts, so I have tried to give you a rough guess).
Most Helpful

5 5

Simple and delicious. I used whole basil leaves and flavored cream cheese to cut down on prep.

4 5

Truly simple, very attractive to serve and very good to taste.

4 5

These are great and easy. The only thing I would recommend is using a more substantial cracker, as my Ritz got soggy when I pre-prepared them to take to a party. Thanks Heather.