Easy Ranch & Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza

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There’s always a first time for everything. I have no idea why I never made a vegetable pizza, especially knowing my husband loves them. He used to get his fill at every family gathering hosted by my sister, but since we moved south 10 years ago, he’d had nary a bite. This popped into my head last week when I was making my grocery list and although I didn’t have a recipe, I figured it couldn’t be all that difficult if I just winged it. I was right. 😋 Easy Ranch & Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza is loaded with flavor and your choice of crisp, fresh toppings.easy-ranch-cream-cheese-vegetable-pizza-culinary-craftiness

With the help of refrigerated canned pizza dough, this great party appetizer was pretty painless to pull together. I chopped the veggies while the crust was baking and mixed the cream cheese spread while the crust was cooling. If you have the time and inclination, you can go all out and make a scratch dough and prepare a spread with all fresh herbs and spices. I was looking for an easy, yet tasty, way out of the kitchen. 😉Easy Ranch & Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza | Culinary Craftiness

Two sons aren’t particularly fond of black olives so I left them off one end. Add and subtract whatever best suits you or your family.

Ranch & Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza

1 refrigerated canned pizza dough
1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. dried dill weed
1/2 head cauliflower, florets only, cut into smaller than bite-sized pieces
1 broccoli crowns, florets only, cut into smaller than bite-sized pieces
2 carrots, peeled, shredded or diced
1 cup shredded cheese

Optional:

Grape tomatoes, quartered
Black olives, sliced or diced
Red onion, diced
Cucumber, diced
Crumbled bacon
Red, green and/or yellow bell peppers, seeded and diced

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray large jellyroll pan with cooking spray. Unroll pizza dough and spread to the edges of the pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely before topping.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat with an electric mixer the cream cheese, dressing, and seasonings until well blended. Spread evenly over cooled crust.

Mix the vegetables together in a large bowl then sprinkle evenly over the ranch spread. Using the palm of your hand, gently press the veggies down into the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with cheese.

Cut into 20-24 squares with a pizza cutter the chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

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I chopped the whole head of cauliflower and both crowns along with the 2 carrots and plan to steam the leftovers for use in one of my low-carb dishes. 🙂Easy Ranch & Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza | Culinary Craftiness

Easy Ranch & Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 34 minutes

Yield: 20-24 squares

Easy Ranch & Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza

Created by Melissa Woolard | Culinary Craftiness

Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated canned pizza dough
  • 1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. dried dill weed
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, florets only, cut into smaller than bite-sized pieces
  • 1 broccoli crowns, florets only, cut into smaller than bite-sized pieces
  • 2 carrots, peeled, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Optional:
  • Grape tomatoes, quartered
  • Black olives, sliced or diced
  • Red onion, diced
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Red, green and/or yellow bell peppers, seeded and diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray large jellyroll pan with cooking spray. Unroll pizza dough and spread to the edges of the pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely before topping.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat with an electric mixer the cream cheese, dressing, and seasonings until well blended. Spread evenly over cooled crust.
  3. Mix the vegetables together in a large bowl then sprinkle evenly over the ranch spread. Using the palm of your hand, gently press the veggies down into the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Cut into 20-24 squares with a pizza cutter the chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
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