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Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

 Scarecrow Veggie Pizza
AT HARVEST PARTIES, fall festivals or any autumn event, the flavorful fellow here will raise a crop of smiles! To stuff this savory appetizer full of good taste, our Test Kitchen cooks shaped a scarecrow using red peppers, carrots, broccoli and lots of other fresh veggies. Since you can make the crust with refrigerated dough and quickly prepare a cream cheese spread to put on top, you'll be ready
10-12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 small sweet red pepper
  • 1 small green pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 10 fresh green beans
  • 5 pieces Wheat Chex
  • 1 large mushroom, halved
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 pattypan squash, halved
  • 2 green onion tops, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup chow mein noodles

Directions

  • Press pizza dough onto a greased 14-in. pizza pan. Bake at 400°
  • for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, garlic
  • salt, onion and onion salt. Spread over cooled crust.

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Scarecrow Veggie Pizza (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Scarecrow: Refer to the photo for the size of vegetable pieces and
  • the position of pieces on pizza.
  • From a small piece of red pepper, cut a narrow smile for mouth and a
  • triangle for nose. Chop remaining red pepper and set aside.
  • Cut one ring from green pepper for the scarecrow's head. Chop
  • remaining green pepper and set aside.
  • Position green pepper ring on pizza for the scarecrow's head. Fill
  • with shredded Swiss cheese. Place two carrot pieces on face for
  • eyes. Add red pepper nose and mouth on face.
  • Use green beans to create the outline of a shirt and bib overalls
  • below head where shown in the photo.
  • Combine chopped red pepper and remaining chopped carrot. Sprinkle on
  • pizza to fill in the shirt. Use chopped green pepper to fill in bib
  • overalls.
  • Place cereal on the elbows, knees and bib of overalls for patches.
  • Add a mushroom half at the bottom of each pants leg for shoes.
  • Arrange cauliflower around scarecrow for sky. Arrange broccoli at the
  • bottom for grass.
  • Place one squash half above head for hat. Cut the remaining portion
  • of squash in half again. Place green onion strips and one squash
  • quarter on each side of scarecrow for corn and husks.
  • For straw, place chow mein noodles below hat, on each side of neck,
  • at the end of each arm and above shoes. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Finished size: Vegetable pizza measures about 14 inches across.
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