Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Pizza Bread

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This festive, delightfully retro holiday bread starts with store-bought pizza dough, which means you can have all the fun of shaping it with very little hands-on time. Serve the stuffed pizza as a holiday party appetizer, or make a main dish out of it with a big green salad. The bread reheats beautifully if you want to make it a day ahead. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Tracey Seaman.


  • 3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese (for dough)
  • 16 ounces pizza dough (thawed if frozen; 1 ball is 16 oz.)
  • 4 ounces diced pancetta (or bacon)
  • 3 tablespoons pesto sauce (thick)
  • 3 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (about 3/4 cup packed)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese (for top of dough)
  • freshly ground black pepper
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    1. Sprinkle cheese on a large cutting board or kitchen counter. Place dough on top of cheese and knead a few times to warm dough with your hands and incorporate cheese. Let dough stand about 10 minutes. (Pro Tip: Look for bags of pizza dough at grocery stores in the refrigerated or frozen food aisle.)
    2. Partially cook pancetta in a small frying pan over medium heat, stirring and turning occasionally, until it's turning golden, about 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towels and let cool.
    3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium19% DV460mg
    Fat8% DV5g
    Protein22% DV11g
    Carbs10% DV31g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories210Calories from Fat45
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat1.5g
    Calories from Fat45
    Total Carbohydrate31g10%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Michelle a month ago
    Soooooooo good!!!! I used red sauce and pepperoni instead, then I topped the final creation with pepperoni ornaments ;-) and more parmesan and mozzarella cheese. I may have baked it a little longer than most people but I like my pizza well done. Less risk of a doughy middle. It was also really cool to see how it puffed up in the middle during baking.
    FantasticSousChef 2 months ago
    Super easy to do! Was a hit at the office Xmas potluck
    Lauryn Guerrissi 2 months ago
    This turned out beautifully and was surprisingly easy to make!
    Lesley 2 months ago
    This turned out really cute and the kids loved that it was a Christmas Tree. Really easy for the “wow” it had. I will make it again this weekend for my daughter and her friends!