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Christmas Tree Pizza! You can create this AMAZING Christmas Pizza recipe really easily at home. And the kids will LOVE helping out, by adding all their favourite toppings to decorate the tree!

A delicious Christmas Tree Pizza is a great dinner idea for Christmas Eve, Boxing Day or as part of a Christmas buffet.

Pizza is actually really easy to make and this is one recipe the kids love to help out with. Our easy Christmas pizza recipe makes two medium Christmas tree shaped pizzas or one large one (but you’d need a big oven to do this as one pizza)

Christmas Tree pizza topped with pepperoni, pepper strips, mozzarella and melted Cheddar cheese. Decorated around the edges with sprigs of rosemary. Pizza is on a wooden serving board on top of a festive red table runner with white star motif.

Christmas Tree Pizza Ingredients

We make our own dough for this pizza recipe – but if that’s not your thing you can buy pizza dough ready made then just shape and add your toppings. Just make the  Christmas party food the easiest way to suit yourself.

ingredients for making Christmas tree pizza - ball of pizza dough, can of tomato pizza sauce, plate of grated cheddar cheese, ball of mozzarella, red and yellow pepper strips, pepperoni slices all on a wooden board

For The Pizza Dough

We make the pizza dough in the bread maker on the dough setting.

  • 320ml tepid water
  • 500g strong bread flour – plus a little extra for dusting the work top whilst you roll and shape the pizza
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp dried fast action yeast (suitable for bread makers)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cornmeal or semolina – to dust the baking tin so the pizza doesn’t stick

For the Christmas Tree Pizza Topping

  • 300g pizza sauce – we use Mutti
  • 120g pepperoni slices
  • 125g mozzarella
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 200g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Equipment Needed

  • Bread maker
  • Weighing scales
  • Measuring jug
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp vegetable knife
  • Grater
  • 2 large baking trays
  • Baking paper to line trays

How To Make Christmas Tree Pizza

Okay – it may seem like there’s a lot to this recipe, but… the bread machine does the hard work – all that’s really left is to roll the dough, shape it and add your favourite toppings.

Step One – Make the pizza dough

  • Add the ingredients to the bread machine in this order – water, flour, salt, yeast and olive oil – put the salt, yeast and olive oil in different corners so they don’t mix just yet.
  • Set the bread maker to the dough setting and then leave it to mix, knead and rise the dough.

Step Two – Shape the pizza dough Christmas tree

  • Once the dough is ready – simply knead for a few minutes on a flour dusted surface. Then divide the dough into two equal pieces.
  • To make the Christmas tree shape – divide each of the dough balls into three – with each one slightly smaller than the previous piece.
  • Roll the dough and cut into a tree shape using a sharp knife. Use dough offcuts to make the little tree trunk.
  • Place the pizza dough Christmas trees onto baking trays which have been lined with baking paper and sprinkled with a little cornmeal or semolina flour.
pizza dough stretched and shaped to look like a Christmas tree - dough is on baking paper which has been sprinkled with cornmeal.

Step Three – Put on the pizza toppings

  • Preheat the oven to 220C / 425 F / Gas Mark 7 / Fan 200C
  • Spread the pizza base with a layer of tomato pizza sauce.
Christmas tree shaped pizza dough spread with tomato sauce. Pizza is on a sheet of baking paper that's sprinkled with cornmeal
  • Arrange the toppings so they look like Christmas tree decorations – using the pepper strips as tinsel.
Christmas tree shaped pizza dough spread with tomato sauce, mini mozzarella cubes, pepperoni and peppers slices arranged to look like tinsel. Pizza is on a sheet of baking paper that's sprinkled with cornmeal
  • Scatter over the grated Cheddar cheese and sprinkle over the dried oregano
Christmas tree shaped pizza dough spread with tomato sauce, mini mozzarella cubes, pepperoni and peppers slices arranged to look like tinsel and grated Cheddar cheese in lines. Pizza is on a sheet of baking paper that's sprinkled with cornmeal
  • Bake the pizzas in the oven for around 20 – 25 minutes or until the base is cooked through and the pizza toppings cooked properly and the cheese all lovely and melted.
Christmas tree shaped pizza fresh out of the oven topped with melted cheese, pepper strips and pepperoni

Step Four – Serve

  • Slide your pizza Christmas trees onto a serving platter and you can then decorate with some rosemary sprigs if you like.
Christmas Tree pizza topped with pepperoni, pepper strips, mozzarella and melted Cheddar cheese. Decorated around the edges with sprigs of rosemary. Pizza is on a wooden serving board

Christmas Pizza Variations

  • Go vegetarian – skip the meat and top with your favourite vegetarian toppings instead – mushrooms and sweetcorn work well.
  • Make it a seafood pizza – top with tuna, prawns and anchovies.

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Christmas Tree Pizza Recipe Tips!

Can you make the pizza tree ahead of time?

Yes – feel free to make this up to a day ahead. Just keep it covered with foil or clingfilm in the fridge until ready to serve. When I serve pizza cold I usually add a dip for the crusts – try our delicious beetroot hummus or sriracha mayo. They’re lush with cold pizza!

Can I make the pizza with shop bought dough?

Absolutely! If making dough isn’t your thing then buy it ready made – then shape it and top it.

Love your leftovers

Leftover pizza can be kept in the fridge and used the next day (as long as all the topping are within the use by date). Just wrap the pizza in foil and then enjoy cold next day.

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Yield: Serves 8

Christmas Tree Pizza

Christmas Tree pizza topped with pepperoni, pepper strips, mozzarella and melted Cheddar cheese. Decorated around the edges with sprigs of rosemary. Pizza is on a wooden serving board on top of a festive red table runner with white star motif.

A delicious Christmas pizza recipe that the kids can help out making.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients

For the pizza dough

  • 320ml tepid water
  • 500g bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried fast action yeast
  • 2 tsp cornmeal

For the pizza topping

  • 300g tomato pizza sauce
  • 120g pepperoni slices
  • 125 g mozzarella
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 250g Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Make the pizza dough - the ingredients to the bread machine in this order – water, flour, salt, yeast and olive oil – put the salt yeast and olive oil in different corners so they don’t mix just yet.
  2. Set the bread maker to the dough setting and then leave it to mix, knead and rise the dough.
  3. Once the dough is ready – simple knead for a few minutes on a flour dusted surface. Then divide the dough into two equal pieces.
  4. To make the Christmas tree shapes – divide each of the dough balls into three – with each one slightly smaller than the previous piece.
  5. Roll the dough and cut into a tree shape using a sharp knife. Use dough offcuts to make the little tree trunk.
  6. Place the pizza dough Christmas trees onto two separate baking trays which have been lined with baking paper and sprinkled with a little cornmeal or semolina flour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 220C / 425 F / Gas Mark 7 / Fan 200C
  8. Spread the pizza bases with a layer of tomato pizza sauce.
  9. Arrange the toppings so they look like Christmas tree decorations – using the pepper strips as tinsel.
  10. Scatter over the grated Cheddar cheese and sprinkle over the dried oregano
  11. Bake the pizzas in the oven for around 20 – 25 minutes or until the base is cooked through and the pizza toppings cooked properly and the cheese all lovely and melted.
  12. To serve slide your pizzas Christmas tree onto a serving platter and you can then decorate with some rosemary sprigs if you like.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 1009mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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