Easter Bonnet Cheese Spread

Cheese Spread Recipe
1 Review
This cute hat is made from cream cheese, pineapple, green onion and basil.
1 hour
Prep Time
Total Time
28 servings


Cheese Mixture

12 ounces
cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
8 ounces (2 cups)
shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (8-ounce) can
crushed pineapple, well-drained
3 tablespoons
finely chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 cup
sliced green onions
3 tablespoons
chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon


Ribbon: Carrot peels
Edible flowers, such as pansies
Basil leaves or parsley, if desired

Serve With

Assorted cut-up vegetables


  1. Combine cream cheese and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Reserve 1/2 cup. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate.
  2. Add all remaining cheese mixture ingredients to remaining cream cheese mixture in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed.
  3. Form crown for hat by lining (11-ounce) custard cup with plastic food wrap, extending over edges. Firmly press 1 1/4 cups cheese mixture into lined cup; cover with plastic food wrap.
  4. Create hat brim by placing remaining cheese mixture onto serving plate. Shape into 9-inch round; cover with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate crown and brim at least 2 hours or until firm.
  5. Remove cheese mixture from refrigerator 1 hour before using.
  6. Remove plastic wrap from crown and brim; invert crown onto center of hat brim. Peel off plastic wrap. Re-shape with hands, if necessary. Frost hat with reserved cream cheese mixture. Use carrot peels for ribbon. Garnish with edible flowers and basil leaves, if desired. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers and cut-up vegetables.

Recipe Tips

- If refrigerating crown and brim for more than 2 hours, also refrigerate reserved 1/2 cup cheese mixture. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour prior to spreading.

- To create carrot ribbon, peel 1 carrot. Use vegetable peeler to make long flat slices; attach where crown and brim meet.

- Pull table knife from hat ribbon to edge of brim to create a decorative design on hat brim.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving dip only)

Dietary Fiber

Recipe Comments and Reviews


Was not sure of this flavor combination. But c.f. game out great first-time cream these dip disappeared

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