christmas tree pizza
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Pull Apart Christmas Tree Pizza

Skip delivery, make a Christmas tree pizza for dinner this weekend!

It’s the Friday night favorite with a festive spin! Turn frozen rolls into a pull apart pizza, all in the shape of a Christmas tree. It’s an easy way punch up the holiday spirit on an average day.

Heidi VanValkenburg, with Rhodes Rolls, shares how to make this fun shaped meal. You could even take it to your next Christmas party as an appetizer! It’s perfectly portioned for single servings.

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Christmas Tree Pizza

Prep Time: 20 min.
Bake Time: 20-25 min.
Servings: 8
Difficulty: Beginning


  • 16 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni
  • red, green and yellow peppers
  • red pepper flakes, if desired


Place 16 rolls on a sprayed baking sheet in a pyramid shape starting with one at the top, two under it, then 3, then 4 and the last row 5 rolls. Leave some space between the rolls. Flatten and press rolls together to form a tree shape.

Press middle of the rolls in, leaving the outside edge slightly rounded so the sauce and toppings do not run off.

The trunk of the tree is one roll placed under the last row of 5. Tuck it under and flatten.

Poke rolls several times with a fork to prevent bubbles from forming and pre-bake at 350 degrees F 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Spread Pesto sauce over the crust, then sprinkle with cheese. Decorate as desired with pepperoni, peppers cut into different shapes and red pepper flakes.

Bake an additional 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

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