This Holiday Veggie Pizza Wreath appetizer recipe is a family favorite made with cream cheese, broccoli and red peppers. Ready in 10 minutes.
Holiday Veggie Pizza Wreath with a Twist
When I made this appetizer for the holidays last year, I was hooked. After all, it is simply made with a pre-made pizza crust and assembles in minutes.
My inspiration for this recipe came from one of my site’s most viewed holiday appetizers: Crescent Roll Candy Cane. I loved how my family and friends could nosh at will. This left me time to be able to visit with them rather than spend my time in the kitchen cooking.
So to vamp up this version, I used a Stonefire Artisan Pizza Crust, but you can use any brand that you can get your hands on.
And, to give it that holiday twist, I decided upon a wreath design. To do this, I used a glass to outline the center of pizza crust.
Then I cut the center hole and removed it.
Cooking Tip: Cut the center piece and bake for instant dipping chips or make a mini-pizza.
Then I scored my wreath so that I would know where to place my roasted pepper slices. This is also a nifty way to divide your wreath into the number of servings you want for your party.
Here’s a view of a scored pizza wreath.
Before you put any toppings on it, baked it in preheated 450 degree F oven for about 5 minutes. Remove and cool slightly.
Cooking Tip: I use a pizza screen because it always make the pizza crust crispy.
RECOMMENDED: New Star 16-inch Aluminum Pizza Screen
To make the cream cheese mixture, you’ll need softened cream cheese, sour cream, garlic and onion powder.
Use a large frosting knife to spread the softened cream cheese mixture across the pizza wreath.
Next, slice roasted peppers length-wise and divide them up evenly. Place these along the inside of the scored lines.
Here’s where I add a bit of dried dill weed for a punch of flavor and color.
Finally, add your small florets of broccoli evenly between the peppers. This is the finished view of your wreath.
See, I told you it was simple and easy. And, don’t just keep this appetizer just for the holidays, you can make it anytime of the year!
Holiday Veggie Pizza Wreath
Making a healthy appetizer for the holidays is as easy as making this Holiday Holiday Pizza Wreath. This recipe uses herbed cream cheese, fresh broccoli and roasted red peppers.
- 12 oz pre-made pizza crust or round naan bread
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dried dill weed
- 16 ounces roasted red peppers
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Using a large glass, score the pizza and then cut out the circle with a knife.
- Score around the outside of the pizza crust with a knife.
Place naan bread in oven for five minutes.
Remove Naan pizza and let cool briefly.
In a bowl mix together cream cheese, sour cream, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Spread cream cheese mixture on wreath.
- Cut roasted red peppers length-wise and distribute evenly around pizza, avoiding the scored lines.
- Sprinkle with dill weed over all pizza.
Sprinkle broccoli florets evenly across pizza.
- Slice, serve. Enjoy!