When I was first learning to cook, I needed very specific recipes and I would follow them to. the. letter. I was starting from scratch and would always have a million panicked questions in the course of making a meal – How much salt and pepper does it take “to taste”?!
“Reduce heat” to what temperature?!
How thick is “until thickened”?!
You get the picture.
My cooking confidence has increased a great deal since those days, which is a good thing, because when I called my mom the other day for the recipe for Veggie Pizza, she listed a few key ingredients and concluded with, “You know, there isn’t really a recipe. Just add what you like and taste as you go!”
I like a cooking challenge.
So, I did just that! For the spread, I added enough mayo (note- my mom uses Miracle Whip, because she’s addicted to the tangy zip!) to thin it out a little and enough ranch seasoning to be flavorful, but not overpowering and just went with it! I thought of the veggies I like most, chopped ’em up and sprinkled them on top…
And, voila! It really is that easy. And it makes a fantastic party food! I made this the night before and covered it, so all I had to do on party day was cut and plate – simple and delicious.
P.S. The middle pieces are the best, as they always are. Just FYI.
- 2 pkgs crescent rolls
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 Tbs light mayonnaise
- 1 Tbs dry ranch seasoning
- 1 cup raw broccoli florets, finely chopped
- 2 bell peppers, stems removed, seeded, and diced
- 1 cup carrots, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 stalk green onion, diced
- Unroll crescent roll dough and press into large cookie sheet, pressing seams together.
- Bake crescent roll dough according to package directions. Cool.
- Mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, and dry ranch seasoning.
- Spread cream cheese mixture across crescent roll crust.
- Sprinkle vegetables evenly over the pizza, gently pressing them into the cream cheese mixture.