Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza is a great appetizer for everyone. A pizza with fresh veggies, creamy ranch dressing, and flaky crescent roll pastry crust is a great appetizer that’s perfect for a party.
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Vegetable Ranch Cream Cheese Pizza
This vegetarian cold pizza is a fresh take on pizza. A baked crescent dough crust is topped with a tasty cream cheese/Ranch mix and covered with crunchy garden veggies.
This pizza is perfect for vegetarians or anyone wanting a tasty party appetizer. It’s the perfect take-along to tailgate parties or potlucks, showers, or wherever there’s a hungry crowd.
This recipe is also known as Pillsbury Veggie Pizza or Easy Crescent Veggie Pizza and is one of Pillsbury’s crescent roll appetizers. It is also a variation of the Pampered Chef veggie pizza recipe with Hidden Valley Ranch.
What Makes Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza So Good
This recipe is so unique! It has a much different feel than typical pizza since you enjoy it chilled and the veggies are raw rather than baked. This allows you to fully experience the fresh and bold taste of the veggies, as well as their crispy and snappy texture.
The silky ranch-infused cream cheese is a perfect match for the flaky, buttery crescent crust and fresh toppings. Overall, it’s a perfect snack or starter since it’s light. The dish has a perfect balance of ingredients that leave you feeling satisfied but also awakens your appetite for additional fare.
Why You’ll Love This Cold Veggie Pizza Appetizer
This vegetable pizza is a crowd-pleaser with its delicious flavors and surprisingly simple preparation. No matter what kind of gathering you host, everyone will be raving about this recipe and likely ask you to share the details.
By using crescent dough, you save tons of time from having to make homemade pizza dough. The hard work is already done for you, not to mention that everyone loves a buttery Pillsbury crust due to its light and airy layers.
It’s also a great way to use up small amounts of fresh veggies that you’ve been wondering what to do with.
This recipe is also ideal for people who love to experiment in the kitchen. It gives you so much wiggle room to add your favorite toppings. And the fact that your vegetarian guests can enjoy it is a huge bonus since many appetizers are meat-based.
An oldie, but goody, this vegetarian appetizer can easily be made a day in advance and tastes even better after it chills in the fridge.
Here’s what you will need for this cold vegetable pizza recipe:
- Pillsbury Crescent rolls
- Cream cheese
- Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
- Dehydrated onions
- Bell peppers
- Broccoli florets
- Yellow squash
Just think about which raw vegetables you like to eat with a Ranch dip and feel free to use your favorites to make this recipe your own.
How to Make Veggie Pizza
Start with fresh ingredients. You can use the vegetables suggested in this recipe, or you can choose what you have on hand.
- Spread out the crescent roll dough on a baking sheet. Press the seams together.
- Bake the crust until browned.
- While the crescent roll crust bakes, chop the veggies, and make the cream cheese ranch spread.
- Allow the crust to cool to room temperature.
- Then spread the cream cheese ranch mixture over the cooled crust.
- Sprinkle veggies on top and serve this delicious perfect party appetizer.
Helpful Tips for Making This Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza
- Use fresh crescent dough. You probably don’t always take the time to check the code dates when you’re grocery shopping. However, the refrigerated crescent dough can get a little gooey if it’s close to the expiration date.
- Don’t take the dough out of the refrigerator until it’s time to roll it out. If you leave it sitting on the counter for too long, it will be harder to handle.
- Take the cream cheese out of the fridge ahead of time and let it soften. This will make it easier to work with.
- Use your food processor to chop the veggies. Pulsing them a few seconds at a time will give you nicely chopped pieces. Be careful not to pulverize them.
- Gently press the toppings into the cream cheese using a piece of plastic wrap.
- Cut into squares and refrigerate until ready to serve. Cut immediately, even if you’re not serving this up right away. If you delay the cutting for too long, the cream cheese layer will tend to lift off the dough.
Here are some ideas to customize this cold veggie pizza recipe:
- Make it spicy. Use the Spicy Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning instead. This gives the pizza ranch undertones but with a fiery kick. It’s a great way to jazz up the appetizer.
- Swap or add more veggies. There are plenty of unique combinations you can make with different veggies! For some inspiration, try including kale, cauliflower, black olives, spinach, cucumber, green onions, or red onions.
- Use flavored cream cheese. You don’t need too much extra flavor since you have the ranch seasoning, but using a garden veggie or roasted red pepper cream cheese can make this appetizer more sophisticated.
- Make it gluten-free. Did you know Pillsbury makes gluten-free pizza dough? You can swap this for the crescent rolls! Lucky for you, the Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix is naturally free of gluten.
What to Serve with This Cold Vegetable Pizza
This starter pairs wonderfully with other party appetizers, such as chips and dip, jalapeno poppers, nachos, classic deviled eggs, Chex mix, and chicken wings. Truly, you can’t go wrong no matter what you serve it with.
As a snack, try sprinkling some parmesan cheese on top or dipping the pizza pieces into hot sauce. It’s also delicious with a nice side salad if you want something closer to a meal.
How to Store the Leftovers
You will want to transfer it to a plate or tray and tightly wrap it with plastic or keep it in a sealed container. When you plan to enjoy it again, I suggest allowing it to sit on the counter for a few minutes to come up to room temperature. The crust tastes much better when it isn’t super hard.
How Long Does This Pizza Last?
The pizza slices last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. After that, the crescent crust no longer tastes fresh, and the cream cheese mixture starts to crack.
More Veggie Appetizers
Favorite Party Appetizer Recipes
- Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
- Buffalo Chicken Rolls
- Buffalo Meatballs
- Cheese Fondue
- How to Make Lemon Pepper Wings
- Pillsbury Taco Ring
- Rotel Hamburger Dip
- Texas Fries
- TGIF Potato Skins
And, do drop me a line and tell me what your favorite veggie appetizers are.
Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza
- 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent rolls
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix, or about 2 tablespoons of dry mix
- 1 tablespoon dehydrated onions
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 red bell pepper chopped fine
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh broccoli
- 1/2 green bell pepper chopped fine
- 1 large carrot chopped fine
- 1/2 cup chopped tomato (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow squash (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped zucchini (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
- Roll out crescent rolls on cookie sheet. Simply unroll the dough, do not separate it out into triangles. Press indentations out flat.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow cooked crescent roll crust to chill before proceeding.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, dry ranch dressing mix, and dehydrated onion.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture over cooled crescent roll crust.
- Top with chopped vegetables, sprinkling the veggies evenly over the pizza.
- Cut the pizza, even if you aren’t going to serve it immediately. If you wait on cutting this for too long, the cream cheese layer will lift off the dough.