Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, read my disclosure policy here  

5 from 12 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread is a festive holiday favorite that is the perfect appetizer for your entertaining table. This cheesy garlic bread recipe is so easy and fun everyone will love it.

A baking tray with christmas tree pull apart bread.

This Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread is crispy, cheesy and so flavorful. The best part is that you use canned biscuits so it is really easy and quick to make. So much nicer than a plain tray of cubed cheese.

If you want to find some more holiday entertaining favorites, check out this guide.


MORE APPETIZER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey | Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls |Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board


What We Love About This Recipe

This appetizer shaped Christmas tree is served tear-and-share style and is formed from soft dough balls that have been stuffed with cheesy goodness. The smell of this baked bread will have everyone running for more.

  • 30 Minutes: This recipe comes together really quick because of the premade dough.
  • Easy Ingredients: All easy ingredient and very little prep.
  • Family Friendly: This recipe is a real crowd pleaser.
  • Adaptable: Can make with any of your favorite cheese and herbs.
A close up on the appetizer.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cheese: Cheese sticks are a quick easy way to make these balls.
  • Grands Homestyle Biscuits: Or any of your favorite brands, or other yeast roll.
  • Garlic powder: Try using fresh garlic tool
  • Pretzel sticks for trunk: Use any flavor.
Rolls, cheese, butter, garlic etc.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Dough – Use pizza dough from your local pizza place.
  • Seasoning – Favorite Italian Seasoning Substitute really amps up the flavor.
  • Meat- Stuff with pepperoni slices for even more flavor.

How to Make Pull-Apart Christmas Tree Bread

These are the basic steps for making pull apart christmas tree. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions, total time etc..

Cutting the cheese and forming the balls.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper,cut each cheese stick into 4 equal size pieces. Second, split each biscuit in half, flatten a little and place 2 cheese cubes in the middle and then pinch the dough to the center and roll to make a ball.

Melting the butter and adding the garlic.

STEP 2: ARRANGE

Then start at the bottom of the baking sheet for the base of the tree with 7 balls seam-side down and the next row will be 6 balls and so on and so on. Next, in a small bowl melt butter and mix in the garlic powder and then brush butter mixture over entire tree. Sprinkle on mozzarella cheese and parsley then evenly distribute the tomatoes.

STEP 3: BAKE

Finally, bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Place pretzel sticks at the base of the tree for the trunk.Serve with ranch and marinara sauce and enjoy!

The Christmas Tree Pull-Apart tree before and after baking.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This is one of those quick recipes that you can prep time in minutes and therefore you really do not have to do too far in advance. But you can make the tree a few hours in advance and then wrap well with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until ready to bake.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, however, they really will not be any left.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Yes, wrapped tightly or in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat the christmas tree bread in the toaster oven, air fryer or oven until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN-FREE?

Use a gluten free biscuit or pizza dough.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CHEESES?

It would be great with any kind of cheese that you like, make your with your favorites. Monterey jack, colby, parmesan cheese etc. are all great in this side dish.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, use one can of dough for a smaller party or make several trees for a larger party.

OTHER SHAPES BESIDES THE CHRISTMAS TREE SHAPE?

Indeed, have fun and twist into a wreath or a snowman in place of a tree.

PIZZA DOUGH?

If using pizza dough divide pizza dough into balls and work on a floured surface, as it is stickier. Make sure the dough forms a tightly sealed ball around the piece of mozzarella or other cheese.

Closeup on the tree.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Different Tomatoes: Utilize different colored cherry tomatoes, yellow, purple and orange, etc.
  • Olives: Try olives to decorate your tree.
  • Variation tip: Fresh rosemary, basil are great for your tree. Try using pepper strips too.
  • Egg Wash: Brush with egg wash for great color.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Lower fat biscuit dough and reduced fat cheese can be used to make it a little more calorie friendly.
  • Hot Wing: Fill with Spicy cheese, serve with blue cheese and your favorite wing sauce.

What to Serve with Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread


Did you try this recipe?
Click below to leave a review and rating!

A baking tray with christmas tree pull apart bread.
5 from 12 votes

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread is a festive holiday favorite that is the perfect centerpiece for your entertaining table. This cheesy garlic bread recipe is so easy and fun and your guests will love it.
Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 string cheese
  • 5 cheddar cheese sticks
  • 5 pepper jack cheese sticks
  • 2 cans Grands Homestyle Biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • cup parsley
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, fine shred
  • Pretzel sticks , for trunk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Cut each cheese stick into 4 equal size pieces
  • Split each biscuit in half, flatten a little and place 2 cheese cubes in the middle
  • Pinch the dough to the center and roll to make a ball
  • Start at the bottom of the baking sheet for the base of the tree with 7 balls
  • The next row will be 6 balls and so on and so on
  • Melt the butter and mix in the garlic powder
  • Brush butter mixture over entire tree
  • Sprinkle on cheese and parsley then evenly distribute the tomatoes
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown
  • Place pretzel sticks at the base of the tree for the trunk
  • Serve with ranch and marinara and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Different Tomatoes: Utilize different colored cherry tomatoes, yellow, purple and orange, etc.
  • Olives: Try olives to decorate your tree.
  • Variation tip: Fresh rosemary, basil are great for your tree. Try using pepper strips too.
  • Egg Wash: Brush with egg wash for great color.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Lower fat biscuit dough and reduced fat cheese can be used to make it a little more calorie friendly.
  • Hot Wing: Fill with Spicy cheese, serve with blue cheese and your favorite wing sauce.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 1048mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3mg
The nutritional information provided are estimates. To learn more about how I calculate this information go to www.itisakeeper.com/about-its-a-keeper/privacy-disclosure-policies/
PIN THIS RECIPE FOR LATER!Follow Me: @ItsAKeeperBlog or tag #itisakeeper
Course: Appetizers and Dips, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, christmas appetizer

Recipes You Might Have Missed

Mongolian pork on plate
Get Our Top 5 Quick & Easy Recipes

Get our best easy recipes delivered straight to your inbox.

4 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing christmas tree pull apart bread recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate this Recipe