Christmas Tree Pizza

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

This is a fun Christmas pizza that the kids can all help make, decorate and eat!


16 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
1/2 cup pesto sauce
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
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.

  • Linda
    December 4, 2020

    Is this made with the thaw, rise and bake dough balls or the bake and serve dinner rolls?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 4, 2020

      The Christmas Tree Pizza is made with our Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls. There are 36 rolls in the package and yes they need to thaw and rise. Happy Baking!

      • Roma S.
        December 23, 2020

        Do you Let them thaw, rise, then afterwards press the rolls down and bake at that time?

        • Debbie from Rhodes
          December 23, 2020

          Thank you for your question! Just let the rolls thaw to room temperature and then press them down and then prebake the tree. Then you will bake it again after you put the cheese etc. on it. Hope that helps!

          • Gwen S
            December 23, 2020

            How do you thaw them in the bag without sticking to each other?

          • Debbie from Rhodes
            December 23, 2020

            Thanks for your question! I would not thaw them in the package. I would lay them out on a cookie sheet and cover them with sprayed plastic wrap until they thaw. Hope that helps you!

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