• Place dough in a bowl coated with olive oil. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

  • Heat oven to 450°. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and cut into 32 equal pieces. Form dough balls around mozzarella and arrange in a Christmas tree pattern (see Note) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush dough with egg and pour melted butter over top. Combine Parmesan and garlic salt; sprinkle over dough. Bake 15 minutes, until golden brown.

  • Slide parchment onto a serving platter. Scatter basil on top and serve with marinara alongside.


Build Your Tree:

  1. Start with 1 dough ball at the top and work your way down, adding 1 piece to each row. Stop at 7 rows.
  2. Make a 2 x 2-ball square of dough for the trunk.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; 11 g total fat; 1073 mg sodium. 28 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein;