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Pepperoni Pesto Holiday Tree

Holiday & Seasonal Jump to Recipe

Enjoy a yuletide delight draped in festive hues of vibrant pesto, melted mozzarella, and HORMEL® Pepperoni. Adorned with the seasonal colors of red and green bell peppers, crowned with a golden bell pepper star, it’s a flavorful celebration that transforms your table into a holiday spectacle. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes for a touch of warmth and savor the joy of the season in every delightful bite!

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16 frozen yeast dough dinner rolls, thawed to room temperature
cup pesto sauce
1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
HORMEL® Pepperoni slices
Chopped red and green bell peppers
1 slice yellow bell pepper cut into star shape
Crushed red pepper flakes, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Spray large rimmed baking sheet lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Place rolls on sheet in pyramid shape starting with one at the top, two under it, then 3, then 4 and the last row 5 rolls. Leave some space between the rolls. Flatten and press rolls together to form a tree shape. Form remaining roll as trunk of tree.

  2. Press middle of the rolls in, leaving the outside edge slightly rounded so the sauce and toppings do not run off.

  3. Using a fork, poke rolls several times to prevent bubbles from forming. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

  4. Spread pesto over crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Decorate as desired with pepperoni, peppers and red pepper flakes.

  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.