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Veggie-Ranch Pizza

2 July 2012

This recipe is from my mother-in-law, she makes it whenever the whole family is over and it is devoured by adults and children alike. I made it for book club last month and it was a huge hit. Now, this is not a traditional pizza, it’s served cold and has a ranchy-sour-cream-cheesey sauce and is topped with as many fresh veggies as you can cram in. It is delicious, and perfect for hot, summer weather!

I tried to get all fancy and make my own pastry crust and failed, miserably. So then I went back to the grocery store and bought those pop-out-of-a-can Pillsbury rolls, just like my awesome MIL recommended, and it turned out perfect. Lesson learned: you don’t have to be fancy or home-made all the time, Heidi. Sheesh!

Veggie-Ranch Pizza

2 large packages of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Finely chopped veggies:

1 broccoli head, chopped into small pieces
1/2 a head of cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
2-3 tomatoes, diced
1 bell pepper (I used yellow), diced
1 bunch green onions, sliced (only green part)
big handful of grated carrots
2-3 radishes, sliced
1 small can of black olives, sliced
2-ish cups grated cheddar cheese

12 oz. cream cheese or neufchatel cheese, room temperature
1 cup sour cream or plain, greek yogurt
1 package ranch dressing mix

Preheat oven to 375′

Lay out rolls to cover a baking sheet or sheet pan, you don’t need to press them down, just lay them out so they cover the bottom of the pan completely. I had to trim mine a bit in the middle because they were a bit large and I didn’t want a crust-mountain diving my pizza. Bake until light brown (maybe 15 minutes? Keep an eye on it). Cool completely.

Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch dressing and spread over crust, don’t be stingy. Sprinkle with cheese and all the veggies you have. I pressed the veggies into the sauce a bit to make them stick a little better.

Cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

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3 Comments
  1. Karoly permalink
    18 July 2012 3:09 pm

    This recipe is from Weight Watchers. Nutrition information:
    Calories 196, Protein 5g, Total Fat 13g, Sodium 356mg, Cholesterol 36mg, Carbohydrates 16g, Fiber 2g

  2. 18 July 2012 4:02 pm

    Thanks for the info! I didn’t know it was a WW recipe, I just know that my MIL makes it often and everyone devours it. :)

    xox

  3. Laurie Bean permalink
    18 July 2012 7:33 pm

    looks good!

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