‘Tis the season again! The Fall/Holiday potlucks have begun. 🙂
In a quest to eat a bit healthier, I made this dish recently. For my office-mates. You know, the team who rarely touch vegetables.
Yep, at our office we have four important food categories: cheese, bbq sauce, cool whip and chocolate.
If a pot-luck dish doesn’t contain one of those four items (and lots of it), it’s out like a fat kid in dodge-ball.
Make no mistake, this shouldn’t be considered health food. The base of crescent dough, cream cheese and sour cream is enough to slow a few arteries down. But the crunchy fresh veggies on top counteract the richness of the base resulting in a creamy/crunchy and tasty appetizer.
Here’s how to make your very own Vegorama Pizza:
- 2 – 8 oz packages refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 1 – 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened (I used Jalapeno flavored)
- 1 teaspoon dried dill (don’t skip this!)
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 package of dry ranch dressing mix (I use 1/2)
- 1 green onion, chopped with greens
- 3-4 radishes, chopped
- ½ red pepper, chopped
- 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
- 1 large bunch of broccoli (about 1 cup), chopped
- Shredded cheese
- Remove crescent dough from the fridge and let it sit on the counter while you pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
- Coat a large cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Roll out the crescent roll and press it into the pan; you’ll want to “connect-the-dots” as in pieces so you end up with one solid piece of dough. Pierce the dough with a fork and then let stand for about 5 minutes.
- Next, bake for 11 minutes; remove from oven and let cool 20 minutes.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, dill, garlic and ranch dip mix.
- Spread this mixture all over the cooled crust.
- Top with onion, carrot, broccoli, radish, bell pepper and broccoli and then sprinkle shredded cheese across the top.
- Cover and let chill about an hour.
- Once chilled, cut it into squares and serve. (I made this the night before a pot-luck and simply cut into squares, layered with waxed paper, covered and served the next day.. Results? Zip. Bang. Gone!)
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