This pizza has been on my to-make list since the beginning of the year. My younger sister, Allie, and I used to buy it from the grocery store in our town all the time growing up. I loved it. I never thought about making it myself until this year. As luck would have it, my older sister, Melissa, sent me a recipe for it when I was first tossing around the idea to make a different pizza each week. Turns out she and her family make it sometimes! Who knew? (And just for good record, I feel like I have to mention my other older sister, Betsy, so she won’t feel out. )
This is a pretty easy pizza to make. Melissa sent me her recipe, which is similar to this one. She uses less mayonnaise and sometimes puts roasted garlic on the crust before the cream cheese mixture. Also, you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. Today, I used broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.
The crust is made from a can of crescent rolls. I only used one can since it was just the two of us. Unroll on a cookie sheet and press the seams together. Bake at 350 F for about 10-12 minutes.
Once the crescent roll crust is finished, take it out and let it cool. While cooling, mix together the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, and salt and pepper. I also added garlic powder to the mixture because we can’t get enough garlic in this house. Chop whatever veggies you want during this time also.
As soon as the crust is cool, spread the cream cheese mixture over the top, sprinkle on the vegetables, and add some grated cheddar cheese if desired. Voila, that’s it! Pretty dang simple.
This tasted pretty much like how I remembered. It brought back memories of being a teenager and buying it (and a slice of pie) from the grocery store. The husband, who had never had it before, thought it tasted like he expected it would. He liked it enough. He thought that the cream cheese mixture had an almost ranch dressing-like taste to it, which is always a good thing in his opinion. I’ll probably make this again sometime. I think it would be good as an appetizer for some type of event.