How to make Santa Crescent Pizzas

We made a list (and checked it twice), and these five-ingredient appetizers are on the must-make list this holiday season! They take a few basic ingredients and turn them into a fun holiday appetizer that’s almost too cute to eat—almost.

  • Prep time : 20 min
  • Ingredients : 6
  • Servings : 12
  • Total: 40 min



  • can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
  • slices (3/4 oz each) mozzarella cheese
  • 12 slices (1 1/2 inch) pepperoni (from 6-oz package)
  • slices black olives, each cut in 8 pieces
  • 12 slices green olives, each cut in half Pizza sauce, warmed, if desired

The Santa Crescent Pizzas
Recipe is incredibly easy. It contains simple ingredients that you should already
have on hand.
Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls or Crescent dough sheet
mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, black olives, green olives


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Remove dough from can; do not unroll. Cut roll of dough into 12 (1/2-inch) slices. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until just golden brown; turn over.
  3. Meanwhile, using 2 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 4 half circles from each slice of cheese for beards. Cut 1/4-inch strip from straight side of each half circle for bottoms of hats. Using same cutter, make hats: Cut 1/2-inch football-shape piece away from right side of each slice of pepperoni. Using paring knife, cut 1/4 inch from bottom of each slice of pepperoni. Reserve remaining cheese and pepperoni for another use, or discard.
  4. Using photo as a guide, top with mozzarella and pepperoni. Decorate with olives. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until crescents are golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve with warmed pizza sauce.


Expert Tips

If cutting the pepperoni into a Santa hat shape seems too difficult, cut pepperoni into small triangles instead.
A serrated knife is the best choice for cutting the raw dough, but a very sharp chef’s knife will also work.

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