What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Simple Sensations: Veggie Pizza! Now don’t get this confused with your typical pizza parlor favorite. This particular dish is served cold as an appetizer or a side dish. And it’s easy to bake-and-take for cookouts and picnics. One recipe serves 24 easily, giving you enough for that second helping.
2 8-ounce cans of Crescent rolls
2 8-ounce blocks of Neufchâtel cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 package dry Ranch dressing mix
1 cucumber, peeled, cut-up, and seeds removed
1 small head of broccoli florets
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375°. Unroll dough and press out onto an ungreased 11 1/2″ x 17″ baking sheet to form a crust. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. In a small bowl, mix Neufchâtel cheese, mayonnaise, and dry Ranch mix until smooth. Spread evenly on cooled crust. Layer cheese mixture with cucumber, broccoli, and carrots. Press lightly. Top with cheddar cheese. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Cut into small bars or triangles.