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Christmas tree pizza base and topping

Christmas tree pizza base and topping
  • Preparation time: 20-30 minutes | Prove time: 1 hour
  • Cooking time: approximately 15 minutes
  • Makes: 1 Tree


  • For the base:
  • 125ml Renastep™ (1 bottle)
  • 2g yeast
  • 150g flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • For the topping:
  • 10g fresh basil
  • 5ml oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp (5g) red pepper, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp (5g) green pepper, finely sliced
  • 3g red onion, sliced
  • 10g Violife mozzarella style, grated
  • 5g carrot
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  1. For the base: 

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6.

  2. Place the Renastep and yeast into a mixing bowl and stir until combined.

  3. Add the flour, sugar and oil to the Renastep and yeast mixture and mix together by hand until a dough forms. Knead for 2 minutes

  4. Leave the dough to rise for 60 minutes in a warm place.

  5. Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour and roll the dough ball into a rectangle 22cm long and 13cm wide. Using a knife, cut a diagonal line from the centre of the top of the rectangle to the bottom left and right corners to create a triangle shape.

  6. Place the triangle onto a baking tray lined with grease proof paper. Use the remaining dough to make a small tree trunk at the bottom of the triangle – stick this to the tree with a drop of oil.


  7. For the topping:

    To make the pesto, blend the basil, oil and garlic together in a bowl, using a hand blender.

  8. Take your pizza base and cover the tree with pesto using the back of a spoon to spread. Leave a border around the edge.

  9. Place the sliced pepper and red onion across the tree in rows to resemble tinsel.

  10. Sprinkle Violife mozzarella style over the pizza

  11. To make a star, slice a large carrot lengthways to make a thin slice, cut out a star shape and place at the top of the tree.

  12. Cook the base and topping in the oven at 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6 for approximately 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information
Nutrient per portion per 100 g
One tree (base and topping) provides:
Calories 979 kcal 480 kcal
Protein 20.5 kcal 8.3 kcal
Sodium 111 mg
4.8 mmol
43 mg
1.8 mmol
Potassium 407 mg
10.2 mmol
313 mg
7.8 mmol
Phosphorus 232 mg
7.4 mmol
106 mg
3.4 mmol
Calcium 233 mg
5.8 mmol
130 mg
3.3 mmol

Renastep is a Food for Special Medical Purposes and must be used under medical supervision.


Renastep is a ready to use feed for the dietary management of kidney disease from 3 years of age onwards. Renastep contains milk and fish. Refer to labels for allergen and other product information.


This recipe has been specifically designed for the dietary management of kidney disease and has been analysed using Nutrimen dietary analysis software.