Make your own cheese and cracker bites with this Vegetarian Ritz Cracker Board. Serve soft cheese, sliced veggies, and jams for a delicious snack tray.

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Want to serve a vegetarian appetizer? You’ll love this Vegetarian Ritz Cracker Board made with Ritz crackers. Sometimes I’ll replace the Ritz crackers with rice crackers for a gluten-free option as well. You can get all board information in this post  (to season and to buy a board), How to Season a Charcuterie Board.

Vegetarian Ritz Cracker Board

We’re all about using what we have in the fridge these days, so we a veggie platter with cucumber, radish, and apple slices. You can also make your own dips, like this Whipped Ricotta Lemon Dip or Easy Triple Onion Dip Recipe. Better yet, have you thought about making a Italian Bread Dipping Oil Charcuterie Board for a party?

round tray of crackers, cheese, veggies, and jam

Grab your favorite spritzer and serve.

I love this board for summer–so refreshing, simple, and tasty!

pink polka dot napkin with 2 cracker bites (with soft cheese and veggie slices)

Veggie Ritz Cracker Board

Here are a few more dips that are delicious for hosting! You can serve these on a board like this!

Hot Bacon Crab Dip
Smoked Salmon Dip
Dill Pickle Dip

Pairing Ritz Crackers

Pairing Ritz crackers and spreadable cheese is still one of my favorite snacks—it reminds me of my childhood. Think classic, old fashioned Ritz, but I still can’t get enough of these buttery crackers, once I open a sleeve! My memory goes back to Friday nights, while watching the television show, Dallas, with my best friends. We’d eat them with sharp cheddar cheese and Skippy peanut butter! :) Two flavors I love to this day.

round tray of crackers and cheese snacks with red drinks

Today we can dress Ritz up a little fancier on a cheese board. It’s truly a simple, elegant appetizer to serve or bring to a party. Even grown-ups love a good Ritz/cream cheese bite.

round platter of soft cheese, veggies, and jam with Ritz crackers

How to make a Veggie & Cracker Board

  1. Use a mandolin and thinly slice your favorite vegetables.
  2. Add Boursin or cream cheese, or both.
  3. Assemble the crackers, cheese, and veggies on a board.

round crackers with soft cheese and veggie slices

For a prettier board, stick to bright, crisp spring vegetables and apple slices, but honestly, there are no hard rules.

Remember for a cheese board, always use what you have on hand.

round tray of Ritz crackers with veggies and cheese by an outdoor fire

SIMPLE TIP: I love to buy whipped cream cheese, because it’s easy to spread!

Perfect for an outdoor fire! [We added a few Dove chocolates] :)


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Vegetarian Ritz Cracker Board

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • Ritz crackers
  • Cream cheese
  • Boursin cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Dill
  • Radish
  • Jelly
  • Apple slices
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes


  • Gather around, mix and match the toppings, and graze on your favorite cheese board!
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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lady in black and white striped blouse holding a large round tray of Ritz crackers, cheese, veggies, jams