If you are looking for an ooey gooey delicious bread recipe for your Christmas dinner, look no further. We have a few recipes that will be perfect for you. These are sure to be a hit in your house, and everyone is sure to love them.
Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Mozzarella Bread.
First, you’ll need one pound of refrigerated pizza dough, egg wash (one egg whisked with one tbsp water) 7 mozzarella sticks, 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 tbsp. finely chopped basil, 1 tbsp. chopped parsley, 1 tbsp. Rosemary, and some marinara of your choice (warmed).
First, you’re going to want to preheat your oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Cut the mozzarella sticks into one-inch pieces and set aside. On a floured countertop, divide pizza dough into two parts. Stretch and use a rolling pin to roll each piece of dough into two long rectangles, then cut it into 2-inch squares. You’ll need 33 total.
Wrap a 2-inch piece of the dough around each part of mozzarella stick, forming a tightly sealed ball. Place the balls, seam side down on the baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas Tree. (They need to be touching). Brush egg wash on all the dough balls and bake them until they’re golden brown (about 15 to 20 minutes).
While those are baking, mix the parmesan cheese, the melted butter, and the herbs. Brush the mixture onto the baked balls and serve them with warm marinara. Enjoy!!
Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks
You will need 12 ounces of frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry. (I let my frozen spinach float in the package in room temperature water), 6 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, two cloves of minced garlic, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/2 tsp of onion powder, one teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp of chili powder, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 cup cheddar or mozzarella cheese, one tube of already made pizza crust, 2 tbsp. butter, 1/2 tsp garlic salt and a 1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning (yes, again).
Next, you’re going to preheat your oven to 400°, in mixing bowl combine the spinach, cream cheese, garlic, onion powder, salt, Italian seasoning, chili powder, and pepper and beat to combine. Add the parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar and beat to combine.
You’re doing great!! The next thing we’re going to do is shape our tree!! Roll out the dough on wax paper and use a pizza cutter to cut the middle of the dough into a triangle. This should give you one large triangle and two small triangles. Take the two smaller triangles and form one large triangle the same size as the one you saved. Place both triangles on the baking sheet.
Top the triangle with spinach dip and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Top the triangle with the large one and pinch the edges to seal. Cut slices from the middle to each edge about every inch down the triangle. Do not slice all the way across. Grab each slice and twist to form a tree shape. (these will be the branches). Bake at 400 degrees for 22 minutes. Once out of the oven brush breadsticks with melted butter, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning.