Christmas Tree Pizza Appetizers

Let the kids make these easy Christmas Tree Pizza Appetizers! They are ready in under 10 minutes and are a fun lunch or party food.

With the kids at home more this holiday season, I’ve tried making festive foods more often. Not just christmas cookie recipes, but easy savory recipes that we can fix quickly for lunches. We’re schooling from home so on long days it is fun to pull out the ingredients for these cut out pizzas.

In no time at all you and your family can make these easy pizza appetizers. They can be finger foods for a Christmas party, a weekday lunch or a Sunday evening snack.

closeup of a christmas tree pizza

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • amazing flavor…with hardly any work
  • ready in about 10 minutes
  • add your favorite pizza toppings
  • a great way to use up day old bread
wooden board full of christmas tree pizzas

What bread is good to use for pizza cutouts?

I used a hearty artisan sourdough bread. The slices were thick and held up to the toppings. If you use a soft white bread the pizzas may not be as sturdy.

ingredients for christmas tree pizza appetizers

How to Make Christmas Tree Pizza Appetizers

  • Cut bread slices into Christmas tree shapes using a large cookie cutter.
  • Spread each tree with the cream cheese spread.
  • Decorate with red and green bell pepper pieces and the pepperoni.
  • Place on a perforated baking sheet or screen. This will help the bread toast on both sides.
  • Broil on low heat (3rd position down from top) for 4 minutes or until toasted and bubbling. Watch closely! Food can burn quickly under the broiler. Check at 3 minutes, but ours took 4 minutes.

Recipe Variations:

  • Use hearts or pumpkins for other holiday pizza cutouts.
  • Add your favorite toppings, just make them small. Mushrooms, olives, sausage, etc.
  • Use wheat bread or gluten free bread for a gluten free lunch.
  • Serve with a side of pizza sauce for dipping. Or you could use cheese sauce. 😋
christmas tree pizzas on a baking screen
christmas tree pizzas on a baking screen

Christmas Tree Pizza Appetizers

5 from 1 vote
Let the kids make these easy Christmas Tree PIzza Appetizers! They are ready in under 10 minutes and are a fun lunch or party food.
Servings 10
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 10 slices firm white bread
  • 1/2 cup garlic and herb cream cheese spread
  • 1/3 cup finely diced or sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely diced or sliced green bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cut bread slices into Christmas tree shapes using a large cookie cutter.
  • Spread each tree with the cream cheese spread.
  • Decorate with red and green bell pepper pieces and the pepperoni.
  • Place on a perforated baking sheet or screen. This will help the bread toast on both sides.
  • Broil on low heat (3rd position down from top) for 4 minutes or until toasted and bubbling. Watch closely! Food can burn quickly under the broiler. Check at 3 minutes, but ours took 4 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

*I used a hearty artisan sourdough bread. The slices were thick and held up to the toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 238
Keyword christmas, easy pizza recipe

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Barbara Belt
1 year ago

Love this idea and will use it for my holiday family meal. Love your blog and thank you for all the ideas. May your family be blessed and healthy and joyous this holiday and the year to come. My family is grown and terribly miss the days when they were younger , Treasure this time.