Holiday Italian Antipasto Wreath

December 18, 2017

Make this Holiday Italian Antipasto Wreath a welcome addition to your Christmas feast this year! It’s almost too pretty to eat!

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During the summer, we love growing different kinds of peppers in our garden.  Last year, we grew Capperino Peppers.  They’re a type of cherry pepper that’s extremely mild in heat, fantastic pickled, and even better stuffed!  At the end of each summer, I like to pickle all of the peppers we grow and use them throughout the year.  This year, I’m definitely missing those peppers!  Especially since I want to make my Italian Stuffed Pepper Wreath again for our gatherings this Christmas.

So I opted to use marinated cherry peppers from the grocery store.  These peppers are definitely a lot spicier than the Capperino Peppers we grew.  I honestly wouldn’t recommend popping a whole pepper into your mouth unless you’re a big fan of heat.  Cut them in half, or even in quarters, first.  Still, these marinaded peppers add a great flavor and a bit of kick to this antipasto wreath!

Stuffed peppers, a variety of cheeses, olives, and a loaf of crusty bread are some of my favorite things to pick on any time of the year.  For Christmas, I like to turn some of my favorite Italian antipasto ingredients into a wreath-like plate that’s almost too pretty to eat!  Almost!

One of my favorite things about Christmas Day is sitting around with family and eating.  So antipasto plates like this are perfect to serve alongside other small bites.  I have added a variety of Italian goodies to this plate like prosciutto, olives, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, artichokes and, of course, the stuffed peppers.

I stuffed half of the cherry peppers with crumbled blue cheese and the other half with prosciutto.  Then, I arranged all of the ingredients on a holiday plate, adding a ring of rosemary to really make the antipasto look more like a wreath.  Finally, I added a small bowl of artichokes to the center of the wreath to complete this dish.

Holiday Italian Antipasto Wreath


  • Fresh rosemary
  • Whole cherry peppers, pickled
  • Prosciutto slices
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Ciliegine mozzarella balls
  • Black olives
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Marinated artichoke hearts


  1. On a holiday plate, arrange a circle of fresh rosemary. Then, begin stuffing the peppers.
  2. With a paring knife, cut around the stems. Carefully pull the stems out and discard.
  3. With your finger or a small spoon, carefully scrape out the seeds. You may rinse the pepper, if necessary.
  4. Next, stuff peppers half of the peppers with crumbled blue cheese and the other half with prosciutto.
  5. Inside of the circle of rosemary, begin arranging the stuffed peppers, tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and olives.
  6. Add marinated artichokes to the center of the wreath.
  7. Served at room temperature.
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Note that this recipe doesn’t include exact measurements.  This particular plate that I made used two 16 ounce jars of cherry peppers.  I can usually stretch a container of olives, tomatoes, blue cheese, and mozzarella between each wreath, as well as a package of prosciutto.  It all depends on how big of an antipasto wreath you’re making.  I would also plan on using about 10-12 sprigs of rosemary per wreath.

This wreath definitely looks impressive with little effort involved.  It’s a perfect last minute dish to whip up for your holiday gatherings!  If you’re like us and spend Christmas Eve with a spread of appetizers instead of dinner, this is a great appetizer dish to make and nibble on throughout the evening.

I love a good cheese plate, but this is definitely a step up for the holiday season! The cheeses, prosciutto, and other elements will make this antipasto wreath a welcome addition to your Christmas dinner spread!


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  • Reply Cris of Kiss My Tulle December 18, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Antipasto WREATH! That’s really cute and looks yummy as hell.

    • Reply Jessica December 19, 2017 at 3:23 PM

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Miranda | Slashed Beauty December 18, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    This sounds PERFECT for a party!

    • Reply Jessica December 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM

      It’s definitely my kind of party food! Thanks!

  • Reply Kendra December 19, 2017 at 12:26 AM

    This would be perfect for Christmas day appetizers.

    • Reply Jessica December 19, 2017 at 3:23 PM

      It definitely looks great on the holiday table! Thanks!

  • Reply carrie @ frugal foodie mama December 19, 2017 at 6:38 AM

    This is such an awesome idea for holiday entertaining! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica December 19, 2017 at 3:33 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Melissa December 19, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Yum! This looks delicious.

  • Reply Renee || Getting Fit Fab December 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM

    What a fun way to display antipasta! I love how you laid everything out, it looks delicious!

    • Reply Jessica December 19, 2017 at 3:58 PM

      Thanks so much! I love adding holiday spins on dishes!

  • Reply Lisa Marie Heath December 19, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    This looks so delicious an it’s such a cute idea for gatherings!

    • Reply Jessica December 19, 2017 at 3:59 PM

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply TurksWhoEat December 29, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    This is beautiful! I’m sure this would be a hit at any holiday party 😀

    • Reply Jessica December 29, 2017 at 7:06 PM

      Thanks so much! I try to make one for every holiday gathering I attend! 🙂

  • Reply Helen at the Lazy Gastronome December 30, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Pinned this one!

    • Reply Jessica December 30, 2017 at 1:38 PM

      Thanks so much for pinning!

  • Reply Miz Helen December 31, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday in 2017. Wishing you the very best in 2018 and hope to see you soon.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Jessica December 31, 2017 at 3:47 PM

      Thanks so much! Happy New Year!

  • Reply petra08 January 2, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    I would happily tuck in to this at any time. A great sharing dish, especially for the holidays!
    Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica January 3, 2018 at 2:06 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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