Veggie Pizza is yet another family recipe. Again, I have no idea where it came from, but we have been making it as long as I can remember. I have seen other recipes for something similar online, but never anything exactly the same. I used to call my grandma once a month asking her for the recipe before I finally remembered to just write it down!
The original recipe was made using crescent rolls and pinching the edges to make a crust. I tried that a few times but found it much easier to just get the pizza crust in a can near the rolls. It doesn’t fall apart as easily and cooks a little better.
Veggie pizza is also great for getting some veggies in. It’s made with a ranch “sauce” on it, and fresh vegetables on top. It combines some of my favorite things, with a bread crust, ranch dipping, and the raw veggies. I can also use this to get my kids to eat some vegetables too. Score for mommy!
Veggie pizza can also be customized to different people. I don’t care for raw tomatoes, so I usually make half with (because Justin does eat them), and
Veggie pizza can be served immediately, but I prefer it to be cold. It can be stored in the refrigerator, but is best the day it’s made. After that, the crust will start to get a bit too moist. So, veggie pizza is something that can be made ahead of time, just not more than a day early.
Another option for making it ahead of time would be to cook the crust and store it at room temperature. Mix the cream cheese spread and refrigerate, and chop the vegetables ahead of time. Then, it would only take a few minutes to prepare the pizza when it’s time to serve.
Step by Step
Spread the pizza crust out on your baking sheet or stone and bake as directed, until the crust is golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ranch powder.
Once the crust has mostly cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture onto the dough. Try to get it as even as possible and close to the edges.
Sprinkle your vegetables on top of the cream cheese.
Cut into squares. Then refrigerate and serve cold.
- 1 can pizza dough (refrigerated)
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 pkg ranch dressing powder
- 1/2 cup carrots (chopped or shredded)
- 1/2 cup broccoli (chopped)
- 1/2 cup tomato (chopped)
- any other desired vegetables
- Spread the pizza crust out on a baking sheet and cook as directed, until golden brown
- Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ranch powder until smooth and creamy
- Once the crust has cooled slightly, spread the cream cheese mixture onto the dough all the way to the edges
- Sprinkle the chopped vegetables on top
- Serve warm or refrigerate to serve cold
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