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Vegorama Pizza

 ‘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.

photo from Allrecipes.com

photo from Allrecipes.com

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:

You’ll need:

  • 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)

Toppings

  • 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

Directions

  1. Remove crescent dough from the fridge and let it sit on the counter while you pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Coat a large cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. 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.
  4. Next, bake for 11 minutes; remove from oven and let cool 20 minutes.
  5. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, dill, garlic and ranch dip mix.
  6. Spread this mixture all over the cooled crust.
  7. Top with onion, carrot, broccoli, radish, bell pepper and broccoli  and then sprinkle shredded cheese across the top.
  8. Cover and let chill about an hour.
  9. 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!)

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”  ― Ernest Hemingway.

My little blog recently passed 130,000 beautiful readers.  Thank you for riding along with me!

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21 thoughts on “Vegorama Pizza

  1. Aw, congrats on the 130,000 readers (I need to check on my number!). That pizza looks delish…!
    cheese, bbq sauce, cool whip and chocolate…??? Sounds like the typical office staff!
    Have a great weekend, MJ

    • I was rather taken back at that myself 🙂

      The pizza is pretty tasty — and you can use whatever veggies you like.

      Happy weekend!
      MJ

  2. Sounds yummy!

  3. jude

    Did you notice that this post and your previous post were both posted at 7:27am? Coincidence?

    • Huh! Did not notice but I thank you for seeing it 🙂

      both days I left home later than normal b/c I was heading out to meetings … must’ve been the early morning witchin’ hour 🙂
      MJ

  4. ….you lost me on radishes, then again on broccoli…BUT I LOVED your four food groups and “out like a fat kid in dodge ball.” 🙂
    R

    • You and Connie can use whatever veggies you like! The broccoli gives it some green but you could easily use green peppers instead of red and something else instead of radishes 🙂

      “out like a fat kid in dodge ball” is a direct quote from oldest boy, he’s hilarious.

      And good groups are what they are = fat, sugar and salt – ha!

      Thank you for riding along with me, RR

      MJ

  5. I’ve made this for potlucks too and it’s always the first to go! It’s so simple and tasty.

  6. Hey, congratulations on your success! You’re an inspiration to me to keep going, although I don’t think I’ll reach your level of readership any time soon, if ever! But that’s not necessarily the point. 🙂

    Thanks for another yummy recipe and for the laugh! I couldn’t sleep, so I’m up reading blog posts. Yours made me laugh out loud! Love the food categories at your office! I think that’s pretty typical, actually! ~ Sheila

    • Thank you, Sheila. I wax & wane with how often I write these days but … I still enjoy it and still do it .. the readership is a bonus 🙂

      Glad I made you laugh out loud — good stuff!!

      MJ

  7. I’ve been making a veggie pizza similar to this for a few years now–always a big hit wherever I take it! And congratulations on achieving such a tremendous following–you rock!

    • Hi Karen, good to hear from you again 🙂 Yep you can’t beat the veggie pizza…… in a sea of fat, salt and sugar, the smidge of veggies makes it slightly redeemable!

      Thanks for your kind words and for following along with me!
      MJ

      • I’ve been offline a lot lately–traveling some and dealing with other responsibilities. I logged on this morning with the intention of writing a long-overdue blog, but first I had to see what I’ve been missing. 🙂

      • whoop! We’ve missed you!

  8. Mmmm… I’m no stranger to veggie pizza. I LOVE it! Even the most serious veggie haters have to find something to like in this recipe.

  9. Congrats on the hits, MJ! The recipe looks yummy. And I must admit to being a lover of those 4 food groups–especially the chocolate!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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