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Victory Veggie Pizza Recipe

Victory Veggie Pizza Recipe

Convenient crescent roll dough is dressed up with vegetables and a tasty cream cheese spread to create an appetizer that resembles a football field.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 10 to 12 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 3 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 7 medium fresh mushroom caps
  • 7 large cherry tomatoes
  • 1 slice process American cheese
  • 1 slice process Swiss cheese
  • 1 whole pitted ripe olive
  • 3 to 5 drops food coloring

Directions

  • 1. Unroll crescent roll dough into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Seal seams and perforations; press dough up sides of pan. Prick with a fork. Bake at 375° for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown; cool on a wire rack. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, mayonnaise and seasonings until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese, green pepper, mushrooms, onion and olives. Spread over crust. Sprinkle broccoli over "field" to within 2 in. of each short side. Sprinkle end zones with chopped tomatoes and mushrooms. Set aside 2 tablespoons cream cheese. Place remaining cream cheese in a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut 1/4-in. hole in once corner. Pipe yard lines every 2 in. over broccoli. (A small amount will remain in bag; set aside) for helmets, cut an opening in mushroom caps; carefully clean out. Cut opening in cherry tomatoes on paper towels. With 3/4-in. circle cutter,cut seven circles from each slice of cheese. Insert American cheese circles into mushrooms and Swiss circles into tomatoes, Cut a very small hole in a different corner of reserved bag. Pipe cream cheese lines on tomato helmets and laces on olive. In another small plastic bag, combine food coloring and reserved cream cheese. Cut a small hole in one corner; pipe lines on mushroom helmets. Place all helmets on field with olive football in middle. Yield: 24 servings.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.