Things you need:
2 roles of Pillsbury Seamless Crescent Crust
1 12 oz tube of Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese (plain)
1 packet of mixed veggies* (Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower)
1 medium tomato*
1 yellow pepper* (I use yellow because it gives a nice color)
1.5 cups of Mild Cheddar shredded cheese*
* All veggies are optional! Pick and choose your favorites! You can
also try using celery, onions, radishes, olives, anything you can
think of. If you are a meat lover you can try adding some bacon bits!
Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Crease a 18 X 11 square
cookie sheet, open both packages of crust and spread it out on the
cookie sheet as evenly as possible. It does not have to look pretty,
everything is going to be covered up. Bake this for 10 minutes or
until lightly browned.
Once you have baked it and pulled the crust out, it needs to cool to
room temperature. If you the start the veggies now the timing should
be perfect. I use a food chopper (a cheap one from Walmart) to shred
the carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. I think this part to be
really fine. You can also dice them if you prefer that texture.
Hand dice the tomato and the pepper (you can use any color, I like
yellow since I already have a red and green veggie for the pizza). I
hand dice these veggies because putting them into a chopper will make
them mushy, not an ideal pizza topping.
Once you have the veggies chopped and/or diced mix them together in a
large mixing bowl.
Now check your crust. It doesn’t have to be cold but it should not be
blazing hot because you do not want your cream cheese to be melted on
top. Once you feel your crust in cool enough start spreading the
cream cheese. I love the “Whipped” style because it is extremely easy
to spread. You can do this with a regular butter knife. I use the
whole 12 oz tub but you can use more or less depending on your
Once you have spread the cream cheese it is time to spread the
veggies. I use my hands and sprinkle the veggies on an evenly as
possible. Once I’m finished spreading the veggies I cover the pizza
with shredded mild cheddar cheese. If you would like a “hot” taste
try using shredded pepper jack cheese.
Cut and serve! Makes about 15 slices depending on your cuts. This
makes a great appetizer for guests any time of the year. It also
makes a great healthy dinner for two! Make it your own and have fun!