Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer fav - Cold Veggie Pizza

So when I think of pizza, I don't think of cream cheese/sour cream sauce, and I DO think of cheese - so this "pizza" brings you the first, and none of the second! It's kind of a barbeque favorite for those who are trying to pack as many veggies in as possible. OF COURSE, the cream cheese/sour cream ON A CRUST OF CRESCENT ROLLS means the veggies are kinda "lost" nutritionally, but what the heck, this is the first of three big American Holidays, and that means we gotta endulge a bit, right?
I did alot of looking for this recipe - well, I looked at a lot of recipes that were all the same - mayo, cream cheese, and a package of Hidden Valley Ranch Ranch dressing mix. OK, I'm NOT going that route. I remember garlic and onion - mostly I remember the creamy goop holding the veggies on - who doesn't want to hang on to crescent rolls for dear life? I hope we like my new version!

Cold Veggie Pizza
2 8 oz packages Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls

8 ounces low fat cream cheese .49
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream .45

1 tsp onion powder.05
1 tsp garlic powder .05
1 tsp Italian Seasoning .05

1/2 to 1 cup EACH tiny broccoli flowerettes, tiny cauliflower flowerettes, diced carrots, diced red (or yellow) peppers, sliced green onions, (halved?) grape tomatoes, sliced black olives (OPTIONAL)

open crescent rolls, but DO NOT seperate into individual rolls, rather, lay two big "sheets" directly from can side by side on a 11 by 13 size baking sheet - press all the seams together to make into one gigantic sheet (covering most of the pan).
Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes until fully cooked (it's not going back in the oven, so it should be done cooking!)
While baking, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, onion pwdr, garlic pw.dr & Italian seasoning together.
When crust is fully cooled (as in an hour later) spread the THICK cream cheese mixture on the crust, then decorate with veggies! You can use whatever veg appeals to you - I've listed the most common above.
Return to refrigerator, and slice into 24 pieces just before serving.

This makes 24 servings, and each is just under 100 calories. Well worth it - if you can stop at one square.

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