With a crescent roll crust, this Cold Crescent Veggie Pizza Appetizer is sure to be the crowd favorite. Top it off with cream cheese spread and sprinkled veggies for some added crunch!
This appetizing dish has been in my recipe box since I was just starting out as a cook back then- but now that you know how good they are (trust me), make them often so everyone can enjoy their flavor too
People love finger food and it’s ideal for parties, holiday tables, office parties, bridal and baby showers, or an impromptu barbeque. I really can think of no situation where these delicious appetizers won’t work. This cold veggie pizza appetizer recipe is perfect for any gathering. In my opinion, the cream cheese and fresh vegetables make it so much more than just another boring vegetable plate.
In addition to adding your favorite veggies you can also change out the flavor or type of cheese (or both) which will result in an even tastier bite-sized dish. One appetizer I guarantee won’t last long at all on the table before everyone’s demolished them.
What is Cold Veggie Pizza Appetizer?
The base is refrigerated crescent roll dough, which gets baked on sheet pan. Once cooled, it is topped off with your favorite fresh veggies and shredded cheese then serves as an excellent meal or appetizer for any social gathering.
It’s so incredibly good!
When to Serve This Easy Appetizer?
Cold Veggie Pizza Appetizer would be great for the super bowl, birthday party, baby shower, wedding shower, after school snack, a simple light and healthy lunch, even as a Holiday recipe.
If you love nutritious appetizers like this, give this Greek Salad Appetizer a try.
Veggie Pizza Ingredients
Crescent roll dough. Bake this in a jelly roll pan and you are all set with the crust.
The cream cheese spread. Just take softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and a packet of ranch dressing mix or vegetable recipe mix and mix by hand or use a handheld mixer to make this super creamy. I have used both the ranch and vegetable mix successfully. You can add a teaspoon of fresh dill for a great flavor option.
Vegetable Options for this cold pizza. Layer diced fresh vegetables on top of the cream cheese layer.
While there are suggested vegetables to be used on this pizza, you can adjust both the amount and type of vegetables to your personal preference. However, adding a variety of crunchy vegetables makes this taste so much better in my opinion.
In general, use approximately 4 cups of diced fresh vegetables. I do stress fresh vegetables; frozen or canned vegetables are too soggy and do not have that crunch or taste that the fresh vegetables do.
Dice the vegetables almost to a mince. This helps the vegetables stay on better. If you want to save time, a food processor is a great choice for veggie prepping. Make sure that you wash and dry the vegetables before dicing.
What Fresh Vegetables Should You Use on a Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza?
This is one of those easy recipes where you can use your favorite vegetables.
Here are a few great options for you.
- Bell Peppers
- Red Peppers
- Yellow Peppers
- Red Onion
- Yellow Onion
- Sweet Vidalia Onion
- Green Onions
- Cherry Tomato
Some people like to add cheese to their homemade pizza, while others prefer to leave this off. This is another optional ingredient. Personally, we love our cheese and we do add it to our appetizer recipe.
Often, we add shredded cheddar cheese; however, other cheese that would work well with this recipe are Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese, or a Colby/Jack cheese.
How to Make Cold Veggie Pizza Appetizer
Prepare a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the crescent roll dough side-by-side joining the seams together. Note: there will be a bit excess, and you can either trim the dough or tuck it under on the edges. Bake for 12 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
In a medium-sized bowl combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing mix or vegetable recipe mix. Spread this mixture on top of the cooled crust.
Layer on the diced vegetables on top of the cream cheese mixture.
Add the shredded cheese layer on top of the vegetables.
Cut into squares and serve.
Cold Crescent Veggie Pizza Appetizer
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- 16 ounces Refrigerated Crescent Rolls 2 8-ounce packages
- 16 ounces Cream Cheese 2 8-ounce packages
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 ounce Ranch Dressing Mix 1 packet or 1 packet of Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix
- 1 cup Broccoli
- 1 cup Cauliflower
- 1 cup Carrots
- 1 cup Bell Pepper
- ¼ cup Onion
- 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
- 2 cups Cheese Shredded
- Prepare a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the crescent roll dough side-by-side joining the seams together. Note: there will be a bit excess, and you can either trim the dough or tuck it under on the edges. Bake for 12 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.16 ounces Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
- In a medium-sized bowl combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing mix or vegetable recipe mix. Spread this mixture on top of the cooled crust.16 ounces Cream Cheese, 1 cup Mayonnaise, 1 ounce Ranch Dressing Mix
- Layer on the diced vegetables on top of the cream cheese mixture.1 cup Broccoli, 1 cup Cauliflower, 1 cup Carrots, 1 cup Bell Pepper, ¼ cup Onion, 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
- Add the shredded cheese layer on top of the vegetables.2 cups Cheese Shredded
- Cut into squares and serve.
Your Own Private Notes
Storage of the Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza
Cover with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and it will last in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
A perfect snack food to have when you are hungry, in a hurry, or need a little after school snack. I even enjoy this as a light lunch. The next time you have a party, make sure to include this simple and tasty vegetable pizza recipe on your menu.
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