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Veggie Pizza

My former co-worker Melissa was FAMOUS for this veggie pizza. She would bring it in for most of our carry in’s at the office and it was gobbled up in minutes. Okay, it took us like an hour, but it is so good! I tested it out and it turns out it freezes well too. So she gave me permission to share with the rest of you. Enjoy!

Author/Source:

Melissa H. care of @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 2    packages    Pillsbury Recipe Creations (or crescent rolls)
  • 16    ounces    cream cheese, softened
  • .75    cups    mayonnaise
  • 4    ounces    dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1.25    cups    carrots, finely chopped
  • 1.25    cups    celery, finely chopped
  • 1.25    cups    broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1.25    cups    cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 12    ounces    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 0.5    cups    Hormel bacon bits

Directions:

Spread crusts out onto ungreased cookie sheet, like a pizza crust. Bake according to instructions on tube. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and ranch dressing mix with a mixer until smooth. Once crust is cool, spread cream cheese mixture on top of crust.  Sprinkle veggies on top of cream cheese mixture evenly. Add shredded cheese on top of veggies. Sprinkle small amount of bacon bits on top. Cover sheet with saran wrap and press down toppings.

Freezing Directions:

Leave on plastic wrap and cover with additional layer of foil. (You can also cut into square pieces and place in large plastic storage container using wax paper between layers). Freeze. To serve: Thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours. Cut pizza into squares and enjoy!

Servings: 8-10


10 Responses to “Veggie Pizza”

  1. Marj M. says:

    I really like the sound of this. Thank you very much to Melissa for allowing you to post this. Sounds so yummy.

  2. Carolyn says:

    I have made this many, many times but never thought to freeze it! Sometimes I cheat and use Marzetti/store brand vegetable dip instead of mixing the cream cheese, mayo and dry dressing mix. It’s not as frugal, but can be close if you get it on sale.

  3. Melanie says:

    Grew up with this menu, but I’m with Carolyn saying I never thought to freeze it! You don’t know how many times my mom burned the crust on the day of an occasion because there was too much going on. She also added thawed frozen pees to hers also. Instead of the ranch packet, she just added dill weed to hers.

  4. Melanie says:

    Oh, and she always had finely diced onions too…

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  6. I make this all the time too, but my toppings are carrots, broccoli, red and green peppers, olives, tomatoes and cheddar cheese. I also sprinkle garlic and/or onion salt for added flavor. It’s always a hit and I’m constantly giving out the recipe.

  7. I had to laugh when the “veggie” pizza has BACON on it!! In my mind, even vegetarian recipe should have bacon! (I know you didn’t necessarily mean for this to be vegetarian, that’s just where my mind went when I first saw it).

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