Do-it-yourself Chilly Veggie Pizza – Sally’s Baking Habit

This do-it-yourself veggie pizza is served chilly, and comes with a garlic and herb Greek yogurt cream cheese topping, and a backyard filled with contemporary greens. (Use your favorites!) Organize all of it on a buttery flatbread-style crust, and serve it as a fabulously tasty and colourful appetizer at your subsequent potluck or social gathering. It’s a crowd favourite!

veggie pizza with fresh broccoli, red pepper, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and scallion on top.

We’re all accustomed to chilly pizza, maybe leftovers lingering within the fridge from the evening earlier than. However have you ever ever made pizza that’s… meant to be chilly? Form of like a chilly tomato pie, however with garlic herb cream cheese and a great deal of contemporary greens on high.

I often see chilly veggie pizza as an appetizer at potlucks, occasions, and events, and it’s virtually at all times sitting on a crescent roll crust. The sort from a tube, which, truthfully is simply so handy and fast.

However I wished to strive my hand at a do-it-yourself model, on a buttery garlic flatbread-type crust. Seems, with a pair small tweaks to my flatbread pizza dough, we’ve got the proper not-out-of-a-tube base for this pleasant social gathering favourite!

plate with 3 slices of veggie pizza on top, and one has a bite taken out.

The Veggie Pizza of Your Desires Is:

(Wait, you don’t dream about vegetable pizza?)

  • Fully do-it-yourself, and fairly wholesome so far as pizza goes!
  • Served chilly, and at all times beloved.
  • Altogether garlicky, savory, creamy, crisp, and herb-infused.
  • Prepared in your favourite contemporary greens.
  • Calling your identify.

What You Want for the 1-Hour Dough:

When you’ve made my do-it-yourself flatbread pizza earlier than, you’ll be very accustomed to in the present day’s dough. As an alternative of olive oil, I take advantage of melted butter so as to add some wealthy, buttery goodness. You’ll additionally want yeast, sugar to feed the yeast, water, garlic powder, salt, and bread flour. When you don’t have bread flour, simply use common all-purpose flour.

ingredients in bowls on counter including flour, butter, garlic powder, sugar, water, salt, and yeast.

I do know it’s a lot simpler to make use of store-bought dough, however nothing compares to a do-it-yourself crust! Belief me, have a go at making this dough your self. It’s faster than pizza dough, and also you’ll be pleasantly shocked with how simply it comes collectively. There’s just one fast 1-hour rise.

dough in glass stand mixer bowl.

The dough doesn’t want a lot time to rise, since you need it to remain fairly flat. After the transient rise, punch it all the way down to launch any air, after which roll it out into a ten×15-inch rectangle.

flatbread dough on marble counter and shown again rolled out on lined baking sheet with melted butter spread on top.

Dimple the dough everywhere in the floor together with your fingers, like we do when making focaccia. Then, brush it with melted butter (the dimples maintain onto the butter!). Bake it for 17–20 minutes. And because it cools, prep the toppings.

baked garlic flatbread dough on lined baking sheet.

Substances For the Veggie Pizza Topping

You’re making a savory cream cheese and Greek yogurt topping right here, and I like to make use of on a regular basis seasonings like garlic and onion powders. Recent dill pairs superbly with cream cheese, and be happy to additionally add some chopped contemporary parsley or basil. Unfold it on high of the crust.

broccoli and fresh vegetables in pink bowl with other ingredients surrounding it including cream cheese, Greek yogurt, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper.
garlic herb cream cheese mixture in bowl and being spread on top of baked dough.

Finest Greens to Use:

Maintain the quantity round 3–4 cups, about the identical quantity of fruit you’d use for a fruit pizza. Crowd favorites embody:

  1. Chopped broccoli
  2. Colourful bell peppers
  3. Cucumbers
  4. Cherry tomatoes
  5. Shredded carrots
  6. You too can use cauliflower, sliced olives and/or radishes.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, scallion, and a few contemporary black pepper. Dig in!

bite taken out of a veggie and cream cheese pizza slice sitting on a plate.

When you’re bringing this to a summer time gathering, you may additionally need to take into consideration dessert. (After all you need to take into consideration dessert!!) Listed below are 25+ tasty desserts for a BBQ cookout. 🙂