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Adelaide’s Vegetable Pizza (VRP 003)

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Adelaide’s Vegetable Pizza offers a delightful twist on traditional pizza, featuring a crispy crescent roll crust topped with a creamy, herb-infused spread, vibrant mixed vegetables, and a generous layer of shredded cheese. This recipe is a perfect combination of ease and flavor, making it an ideal choice for quick dinners, appetizers, or healthy snacking. Light yet satisfying, it brings together the comfort of pizza with the freshness of a vegetable platter.

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Adelaide’s Vegetable Pizza

A Short History

The concept of vegetable pizza takes inspiration from traditional pizzas but leans towards a healthier, more versatile approach. It gained popularity as home cooks and chefs alike started exploring non-traditional pizza toppings, focusing on fresh, garden-inspired ingredients. Adelaide’s version, with its unique use of crescent rolls for the crust and a buttermilk or ranch-flavored cream cheese base, modernizes the vegetable pizza, making it accessible and appealing for all occasions.

Timeline

  • 1980s: The rise of creative home cooking leads to innovative uses of convenience foods like crescent roll dough.
  • 1990s: The trend towards healthier eating sees an increase in recipes featuring fresh vegetables as main ingredients.
  • Present Day: Adelaide’s Vegetable Pizza embodies the ongoing desire for recipes that are both easy to prepare and packed with fresh flavors.

Tips for Making Adelaide’s Vegetable Pizza

  • Crispy Crust: Ensure the crescent roll dough is fully baked to a golden brown before adding the toppings, to prevent it from becoming soggy.
  • Cream Cheese Mixture: For the best flavor, thoroughly combine the cream cheese with the buttermilk or ranch dressing and dill weed. This mixture should be smooth and spreadable.
  • Vegetable Choices: Use a colorful mix of vegetables for both visual appeal and taste. Broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, and cherry tomatoes make great choices.
  • Shredded Cheese: A blend of cheeses, such as mozzarella and cheddar, can add depth to the pizza’s flavor profile.
  • Final Bake: The second bake after adding the toppings should be just long enough to melt the cheese and warm the vegetables, preserving their crispness.
Adelaide's Vegetable Pizza

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There is a notation that the recipe is from Adelaide and the date is 12/91.

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Adelaide’s Vegetable Pizza Recipe

Adelaide’s Vegetable Pizza is a testament to the versatility and endless possibilities of pizza. It’s a celebration of fresh ingredients, creativity in the kitchen, and the joy of sharing good food with loved ones. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner option or a colorful appetizer for your next gathering, this vegetable pizza is sure to impress with its fresh flavors and vibrant presentation.

Adelaides Vegetable Pizza

Adelaide's Vegetable Pizza (VRP 003)

Ingredients

  • 1 tube crescent rolls
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup creamy buttermilk salad dressing (or dry Ranch pkg. dressing)
  • 2 cups chopped mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup shred cheese

Instructions

  1. Bake-crust in an ungreased pan.
  2. Cool.
  3. Top with above
  4. Soften cream cheese and mix with dressing and dill
  5. Spread over crust.
  6. Top with remaining ingredients.

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