Saturday, December 24, 2011

Veggie Christmas Wreath

One of the reasons I love the holidays is cooking up a storm with family.  Whether it's recipes passed down from generation to generation or trying out new tasty delights.  Thanks to Pinterest I have a new holiday treat to add to my Christmas repertoire!  

Our first attempt at a Vegetable Christmas Wreath
Introducing the Vegetable Christmas Wreath!  It's the perfect combination of crispy veggies and creamy ranch all wrapped around a toasty crescent dough wreath.  When my soon-to-be mother-in-law spotted it on Pinterest last week we knew we had to make it for Christmas Eve!

Check out those veggies
We spruced it up with our favorite vegetables and topped it off with a festive ring of cherry tomato slices.  When everyone who walks through the kitchen says "OOOoooo" and "AAAhhhhh" you know you have a new holiday favorite.  I can't wait to dig in this evening!!

All ready to serve!

Vegetable Christmas Wreath  
(adapted from Taste of Home)
Serves: 16

  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 cups of your favorite vegetables, finely chopped
  • 6-10 grape tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 container of reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite shredded cheese
Veggie Ham Crescent Wreath ReciDirections

  • Remove crescent dough from tubes (do not unroll). Cut each roll into eight slices. Arrange in an 11-inch circle on a pizza pan making sure the dough is packed closely together.
  • Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a serving platter; cool completely. 
  • Mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise and ranch seasoning
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over wreath; top with veggie mixture, shredded cheese and cherry tomato slices. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 
Yield: 16 appetizers

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!

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