Prep Time:
20 minutes 

Cook Time:

Total Time:
20 minutes

12 Santas

Tomato and Goat Cheese Santas

In this five-ingredient Tomato and Goat Cheese Santas recipe, bright acidic tomatoes blend beautifully with tangy goat cheese and creamy Neufchâtel cheese. A fun and easy way to bring festive flair to your holiday appetizers or to kids' lunches.


  1. Cut a thin slice off each end of the cherry tomatoes, creating a flat base, reserve for later.
  2. Remove the seeds from the tomato and fill each with goat cheese, allowing for a small amount of goat cheese to be exposed. Stand each on a platter, flat side down.
  3. Whip the Neufchâtel cheese and 1 tablespoon of milk until smooth. Put the mixture into a storage bag. Cut the corner off the storage bag and pipe a round ball onto the tops of each tomato, forming the “head” and extending down the tomato to form the “beard”.
  4. Place a grape tomato half “hat” on top of each Neufchâtel “head.” Pipe a tiny dot of Neufchâtel cheese on the top of the “hat.” Cut reserved tomato bits into small “red noses”, if desired.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Stacey, ALDI Test Kitchen