There’s so much to love about this cold veggie pizza: A no-fuss crescent roll crust, a seasoned cream cheese base, cheddar cheese, and a variety of fresh cut vegetables on top. This is the perfect recipe for a potluck or social gathering.

Vegetable pizza, served cold: A great make-ahead appetizer. Click through for recipe!

If you’ve never had cold veggie pizza, you’re in for a treat. It’s comprised of:

  • A crescent roll crust
  • A layer of herb cream cheese
  • Topped with cheese, vegetables, and olives

It’s the perfect food for a potluck dinner, family gathering or informal get-together.

You can customize the toppings to your liking. This is a good chance to use up vegetable odds and ends in your fridge!

Cold veggie pizza: Crescent roll crust, herb cream cheese, and plenty of fresh veggies!

What You’ll Need To Make Cold Vegetable Pizza

Just a few simple ingredients are needed to make this recipe, keeping in mind that the fresh vegetable toppings are customizable. This is a good chance to use up fresh vegetables you already have on hand.

  • Crescent rolls – Purchase an 8-ounce package of refrigerator crescent rolls (the kind sold in a tube)
  • Cream cheese – Regular cream cheese or neufchâtel cheese will work
  • Seasonings – The cream cheese is seasoned with ranch dressing and garlic powder
  • Cheese – Shredded cheddar is sprinkled on top of the cream cheese mixture
  • Vegetables – Cut up vegetables into bite-sized pieces

What Kind Of Vegetables Go On Cold Vegetable Pizza?

You can choose from a wide variety of fresh (uncooked) vegetables:

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Bell peppers (red, orange, yellow or green)
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Grape tomatoes (leave whole)
  • Red onion, sliced thin
  • Olives (green or black)

To make this pizza extra budget-friendly, choose affordable vegetables like carrots, celery, radishes or whatever vegetable is most affordable in your local grocery store.

Cold vegetable pizza: A crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be made ahead of time.

Cold Vegetable Pizza: A Family Favorite

Growing up, every Sunday evening was spent at my grandma and grandpa’s house. We would get together and play board games and writing games, talk about life – and eventually have a nice big “lunch” near the end of the evening.

My grandma would often make this vegetable pizza, and if we were lucky, there would be a fruit pizza served as well.

I thank God for all of those Sunday evening get-togethers. I wish I could go back in time and experience just one of them again – with my grandma, grandpa, and aunt still living.

But life doesn’t work that way.

We have to be thankful for TODAY. For the holidays spent with family. For the food. For the people we are blessed to have in our lives today.

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Vegetable pizza, served cold: A great make-ahead appetizer. Click through for recipe!

Cold Vegetable Pizza

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Feel free to use your favorite vegetables for topping. Consider purchasing vegetables, cheese, and olives from the grocery store salad bar.


  • 1 package crescent rolls (8 count - 8 ounces)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups chopped/sliced vegetables of choice (radish, carrots, pea pods, bell pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green olives


  1. Unroll crescent rolls onto a large baking sheet, to make one large flat pastry. Fill any gaps in the dough. Bake according to package directions until golden brown. Remove from oven to cool completely.
  2. Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing, and garlic powder. Spread mixture on the cooled crescent roll crust.
  3. Top with cheese, vegetables, and olives. Slice and serve cold.

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Vegetable pizza recipe: Super easy, served cold. Click through for recipe!