These delicious Veggie Pizza Christmas Trees look as good as their cookie counterparts and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
This is a wonderful alternative for sugary desserts and treats this holiday season- perfect for parties, school snacks, or just a fun appetizer! The crescent bottom is the perfect canvas for a spray of colorful veggies!
These are officially endorsed by 4 of my 5 family members…and cautiously tolerated by one child. 🙂 Honestly, I don’t understand how someone could not like this amazing way to eat vegetables!
1. Roll out the dough sheet.
2. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out the pieces of dough. You can use a rolling pin to roll out the remnants to create more trees, but they will have a different shape once they have been re-rolled (they seem to be puffier and a slightly different texture once baked).
3. Place the trees on a cookie sheet and place them in a preheated oven at 375 degrees.
4. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until the trees are golden. I cooked mine slightly longer so that they were a bit crispier than normal crescents. Let sit until cooled.
5. Gather your supplies for the “frosting”. 🙂 I was making this up as I was going along, so I started with 4 ounces of cream cheese and a handful or two of spinach…
6. Put the ingredients in a food processor or blender. We love our Ninja!
I quickly realized that I needed to add something more “liquidy” to get the right consistency…
7. Add a tablespoon of sour cream and a teaspoon of dry ranch dressing/dip mix. Add more sour cream as needed to get the right texture and add more ranch dressing to taste.
Ahh…that’s better. A creamy consistency is what I was going for.
8. Spread the
frosting cream cheese mixture on top of the cooled Christmas trees.
9. Finely dice some veggies. I used a red bell pepper, a carrot, and an onion.
Recipe for Veggie Pizza Christmas Trees
- 1 package of Crescent Dough Sheet
- ½ package cream cheese (4 oz), softened
- 1 teaspoon of dry Ranch dressing/dip
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1-2 handfuls of spinach (fresh or frozen)
- Various colorful veggies diced (bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and onions)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Roll out the crescent dough and use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out the shapes.
- Place the Christmas trees on a cookie sheet and bake according to package directions (12-15 minutes, or until golden). Let cool after they are finished baking.
- In a food processor or blender, combine the cream cheese and spinach.
- Add the sour cream and ranch dip and blend until smooth.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the cooled Christmas trees.
- Dice your chosen vegetables and add to the trees.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This recipe was originally posted on December 16, 2015
We made this tonight, but simplified it a little. We already had a tube of regular crescents so we just used the triangles as our trees. We frosted them and set toppings out for decorating. Everyone LOVED them and kiddos were piling veggies on to decorate their trees! Thanks for an easy and fun recipe -next time we’re doubling it!
So glad to know your family loved them! Mine did too…they were gone in less than 24 hours! I think my toddler alone ate 4 or 5. 🙂