Christmas Tree Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Breadsticks

 Happy holidays everyone. This year for the holidays I decided to try my hand at making one of those fancy stuffed bread stick Christmas tree appetizers. I'm really glad I gave this recipe a shot because it was not only simple to make, but it was super festive.

The most difficult part was getting the pizza dough to cooperate and not stretch too much while I laid it over the top. Other than that, it was as simple as mixing everything together and baking it. It was a really good, too. It was the perfect appetizer to make while we watched holiday movies.

Recipe from It's Always Autumn

  • 12 oz. package of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 c. colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 tube of refrigerated pizza dough

  1. Preheat oven to 400* 
  2. In a bowl mix together all package of frozen spinach, cream cheese, garlic, onion powder, pepper, chili powder, parmesan, and half of the colby jack cheese.
  3. To shape the tree, cut a triangle out of the center of the pizza dough (from one end to the other). Use the outer triangle pieces to create one large triangle that should match the size of the original triangle you cut out. I put the base of my tree right on parchment paper for baking. You will want to assemble this right on your baking dish.
  4. Place the filling on top of one of the large triangles. Sprinkle the remaining colby cheese on top. Place the second triangle on top. 
  5. Slice the branches of the tree, leaving a small section of the middle intact to hold the tree shape. Twist ends to get the spiraled look.
  6. Bake for 22 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked underneath. Serve warm.

This video shows how to make the tree shape in the dough. 

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