Get in the festive spirit with this Christmas Tree Pizza. Kids, and adults, will love decorating this pizza with all of their favourite toppings to make it look like a glistening Christmas tree. Use a ready made base and cut it in to a Christmas tree for a quick and easy meal that is perfect for Christmas Eve.
This Christmas Tree Pizza has become a tradition in our house as our Christmas Eve meal. It’s really easy to make, which suits us as there is enough cooking to do for the big day. Everyone can make their own pizza, so everyone gets the toppings they want, and it’s festive theme. What more could you want.
It’s a great way to get a few extra veggies in your belly before you drown in Christmas chocolate and Prosecco. No?
Why should you try it?
✔ An easy festive themed meal
✔ Great for feeding a crowd
✔ Veggie packed
✔ Everyone can top their own
If you want an activity to keep your kids and their friends occupied this Christmas, that results in food afterwards as well, then why not host a little pizza making party. It is pretty cheap to do, and they will have lots of fun. They could even make our Santa Hat Brownies to eat after too.
Don’t judge us, but we used a ready rolled pizza base for this. Of course you could make your own pizza dough, which we often do, but at Christmas time we are always looking for ways to save some time and a ready rolled base it great for that.You could even use puff pastry instead of pizza dough for something a bit different.
You can pick them up fairly cheap in the supermarket and then you just roll it out and cut it in to a Christmas tree shape, or any shape you want really. If your cutting skills are really good, why not go for a reindeer, or a Santa?If you are hosting a party, why not cut out mini Christmas trees and top them (you will need to use smaller toppings) and serve them up as party food. I bet they wouldn’t last long.
A pizza is really all about the toppings, and it’s the toppings that really bring this Christmas tree to life. Once you have your tomato paste and cheese base, then you get to go wild with the toppings. Kids will love putting together their own take on a Christmas tree. Perfect for if you don’t trust them to decorate the real tree. We like to use strips of pepper to look like tinsel, pepperoni and cherry tomatoes to look like giant baubles and then chopped up pepper and sweetcorn to look like twinkly lights. You could add small spinach leaves to look like leaves of the tree or even chop it up and put it under the cheese to give it a bit of a green veggie boost.
What Cheese to Use?
This pizza is very forgiving and you can put almost anything on it, so it makes it a great way to use up Christmas leftovers too. We used a mixture of cheddar, mozzarella and red leicester. But you could put some goats cheese or blue cheese on it, or whatever you have leftover from the cheeseboard.
What To Do With The Leftover Dough?
Once you have your dough rolled out and cut your Christmas tree shape, you are going to be left with quite a bit of leftover dough. DON’T THROW IT!! You could either shape it in to a ball and roll it out again to cut more Christmas pizzas, or you could make a doughball Christmas tree.
To make a stuffed dough ball Christmas tree, shape the leftover dough in to a ball and then divide in to 15 pieces. Take each piece and make a circle and put a small bit of mozzarella at the centre of it. Roll it in to a ball around it and then put on a lined pizza tray. Continue making the rest in the same way and form a Christmas tree shape with them. Put them in the oven for around 15-18 minutes, until starting to brown. Then brush them with a garlic and herb butter mix and let that soak in for a few minutes before serving.
Can You Make it in Advance?
You can cut the dough shapes and chop up all your toppings in advance, but I wouldn’t build the pizza until you are ready to put it in the oven. This would make the base quite soggy and it might not cook the same way.But everything can be prepared in advance, ready to get out of the first for everyone to build their own Christmas pizza.
Don’t throw away the leftover dough. Either roll it out to make another Christmas tree, or make our Christmas tree dough balls. Why not make lots of little mini Christmas trees and turn this in to party food. Feel free to use different cheeses, and make it an easy way to use over the leftovers from the cheeseboard. Host a Christmas tree pizza making party for kids and let them all decorate their own.Don’t want a traditional pizza base? Use puff pasty instead for something a bit different.
How To Make a Christmas Tree Pizza
One: Rolls the pizza dough out and cut in to a Christmas tree shape.
Two: Spread the tomato puree out and add any herbs if using.
Three: Sprinkle over grated cheese.
Four: Add toppings to make it look like a Christmas tree.
Five: Put in the oven at 180C for 12-15 minutes, until the base has cooked and serve.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
200 g ready rolled pizza dough 3 tbsp tomato puree 0.5 tsp dried oregano 30 g grated cheese 0.25 red pepper sliced 0.25 green pepper diced 2 tbsp sweetcorn 3 slices pepperoni 4 olives halved
Roll the pizza dough out and cut in to a Christmas tree shape.
Spread the tomato puree out and add any herbs if using.
Sprinkle over grated cheese.
Add toppings to make it look like a Christmas tree.
Put in the oven at 180C for 12-15 minutes, until the base has cooked and serve.
Don’t throw away the leftover dough. Either roll it out to make another Christmas tree, or make our Christmas tree dough balls. Why not make lots of little mini Christmas trees and turn this in to party food. Feel free to use different cheeses, and make it an easy way to use over the leftovers from the cheeseboard.Host a Christmas tree pizza making party for kids and let them all decorate their own.
Don’t want a traditional pizza base?
Use puff pasty instead for something a bit different.
Amount Per Serving (1 portion) Calories 335 Calories from Fat 99 % Daily Value Fat 11g 17% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 19mg 6% Sodium 1001mg 42% Potassium 195mg 6% Carbohydrates 55g 18% Fiber 3g 12% Sugar 9g 10% Protein 13g 26% Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 34mg 41% Calcium 116mg 12% Iron 3mg 17% Percent. If you enjoyed this recipe, why not try these related dessert recipes, this Christmas Cheesecake and the Christmas Chocolate Snowman!
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