Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks




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Introduction

Indulge in the festive spirit with Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks, a fun and delicious appetizer perfect for holiday gatherings. This creative dish combines the flavors of spinach dip with the convenience of breadsticks, shaped like a festive Christmas tree for a charming presentation.

Why Make This Recipe

Create a show-stopping appetizer that will impress your guests during Christmas celebrations. The combination of creamy spinach dip and buttery breadsticks not only tastes delicious but also adds a decorative touch to your table, adding to the holiday cheer.

How to Make Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tube Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough
  • 6 oz. Cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz Frozen spinach, thawed and drained of water
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp Chili powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp Butter, melted
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a flat surface and cut into a large triangle shape.
  3. Mix softened cream cheese, spinach, seasonings, cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  4. Spread the filling on one triangle of dough on a baking sheet and top with more cheddar cheese.
  5. Layer the second triangle of dough on top and shape into a tree.
  6. Cut strips on the sides to resemble branches and twist the ends.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Brush with a mixture of melted butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

How to Serve Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks

Serve the Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks warm as a festive appetizer, perfect for sharing with family and friends. Pair it with a side of marinara sauce or extra spinach dip for dipping.

How to Store Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks

Store any leftover breadsticks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes to enjoy them warm and fresh.

Tips to Make Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks

  • Ensure the spinach is well drained to prevent the breadsticks from becoming soggy.
  • Adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the dough for clean, precise shapes.

Variation

For a meatier version, add cooked and crumbled bacon to the spinach dip filling before assembling the breadstick tree.

FAQs

  1. Can I use fresh spinach instead of frozen? Yes, you can use fresh spinach, but make sure to wilt it first before adding it to the filling.
  2. Can I substitute the cream cheese with another type of cheese? Cream cheese adds creaminess, but you can try using goat cheese or feta for a different flavor.
  3. Can I make the breadstick tree ahead of time? You can prepare the components in advance and assemble and bake the tree just before serving for the best texture and presentation.

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