Spinach & Artichoke Bread Roll Tree

Dinner rolls don't have to be an afterthought that get thrown into a bowl right before the meal is served. Make a festive tree out of stuffed spinach rolls for your holiday dinner.

1 cup Frozen spinach (thawed)
1 cup Frozen artichoke hearts (thawed)
1 lb Mozzarella (grated)
1 1/2 cups Ricotta Cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan
1 lb Store-bought pizza dough
2 tbsp Flour for dusting
2 tbsp Butter (melted)
1 Garlic clove (minced)
2 tbsp Chopped Parsley
1 tsp Red pepper flakes
Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove any excess liquid from the spinach and artichokes and place in a large mixing bowl. Add in the cheeses and season with salt and pepper then stir to combine and set aside.

Dust a work surface or large cutting board with flour and roll out pizza dough into a thin sheet. using a pizza wheel, cut the dough into 12 pieces.

Fill each square of the pizza dough with about 2 tablespoons of the spinach mixture and bring the corners together and place each ball seam-side down on the cutting board. Roll each ball to smooth out and place onto a baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree with 10 balls for the tree and 2 for the trunk.

Place into the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic, parsley, and the red pepper flakes. Season with a little salt and brush over the top of the “tree” once it comes out of the oven. Serve hot.