Cream Cheese & Vegetable Pizza Appetizer

I love how festive this creamy, light and deliciously fun, this vegetable pizza is!

Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza | Inspiration KitchenYes, it’s typically a summer recipe.

But, the temptation to fill a vegetable pizza, cut into shapes in line with the holidays and decorated with gorgeous veggies in holiday colors of red, white, and green was just far to tempting for me this holiday season!

Just imagine how much fun you can have with these!  Cut them into Christmas tree bulbs, Christmas Trees, Santa shapes, or Wreaths – whatever you wish to bring in the holiday season!

Then, get your best veggie decorating skills game on, and prep some of the best dressed apps of the season!

Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza 02 | Inspiration KitchenThink of all the color combinations of veggies – so many to satisfy nearly any season!

Not only are they cute, festive and fun to spruce up your holiday table – but they’re rich, creamy, delicious and a light alternative to serve when we’re typically knee-deep in indulgent deliciousness!!

(BTW, if you make these – please, show me your creations!  This is a fun one to play with.)

To get fun holiday shapes, just cut your dough into shapes while warm and set aside to cool before adding cream cheese topping and veggies!  (p.s. cutting them into shapes will cause some waste of your finished dough – so be sure to account for that!).

Otherwise, for a quick prep, no-fuss appetizer, you can just always serve it the traditional way and bake, cut (no waste!), decorate and serve.

Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza Appetizer
 
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You will love this light, refreshing Vegetable Pizza with it's soft creamy bottom and crispy, crunchy vegetables on top! Great for feeding a crowd!
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Recipe type: Appetizers
Ingredients
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages ⅓ less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry Ranch-style dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon dry dill weed
  • 1 to 1 and ½ cups fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 to 1 and ½ cups fresh cauliflower, chopped
  • ½ to 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ to 1 cup green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Roll out the crescent roll dough onto a 9x13 inch baking sheet and seal the edges together to form the pizza crust.
  3. Bake crust for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown. Remove crust from oven and let cool 15 minutes without removing it from the baking sheet.
  4. *If desired, once crust is cool, cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. OR, leave crust as is.
  5. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, dry Ranch dressing and dill weed and mix until creamy smooth. Generously spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust. Arrange vegetables over the cream cheese layer and lightly press down. Chill for ½ to 1 hour, slice and serve.
Notes
*To make this recipe easy, just cut the pizza into squares and serve. For a more festive presentation, you can cut them into shapes, then top them with the cream cheese and vegetable mixture. Please know that if you cut them into shapes, you will have some waste dough left over.

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful! (I am in love with that awesome plate!) This is a great recipe – not just in warmer months! I think it absolutely looks festive and fun for the holidays, especially with your fantastic idea to cut these into fun shapes! Santa-shaped appetizers?!?! Christmas trees!?!? Way to cute! Plus, how nice to have something a bit lighter amidst all the other way-too-filling holiday nibbles! Another slam dunk, my friend! :D
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  2. says

    Love these mini veggie pizza bites! They look wonderful and I love the bright colors from all the veggies. Cutting them into different festive shapes sounds like a fabulous idea too :)

    • says

      Thanks Christin! I’m always searching for good apps to serve at parties too, but we make them a lot at home just for us so we can try many things. A party for two!!!

  3. Carol says

    I always use the mini-food processor to chop my carrots, brocolli and cauliflower. Also I have substituted one of the cream cheese bricks for an 8 oz whipped cream cheese with chives. I use chopped green onions in the cream cheese mixture instead of dry ranch dressing. This is always a big hit at the office party.

    • says

      Those suggestions sound wonderful! I especially love the whipped cream cheese with chives – I’m going to try that next time! Thanks for the tips!

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