With all the sweets you'll be eating on Easter you have to have something healthy! This delicious Easter Egg Veggie Pizza will be sure to have your family and friends dying over this veggie goodness.
Decorating Easter eggs was always one of my favorite activities at Easter. I enjoy it so much, that even after all my nieces and nephews got too old to partake in the activity, I decorated eggs with my friends and their kids.
Of course, those kids got older too, so it has been a few years since I've decorated an Easter egg.
This year, I was looking for a fun Easter recipe to make for our holiday brunch and decided to make a decorated Easter egg veggie pizza. It was so fun to create.
I went to the grocery store last week to buy the ingredients to make my Carrot Shaped Veggie Pizzas and right next to the broccoli was purple cauliflower. I had never seen purple cauliflower and just couldn't pass it up.
Immediately I envisioned a veggie pizza decorated to look like an Easter Egg using a rainbow of colorful vegetables. Easter eggs can be decorated any way you like using a few or a lot of different colors.
The design I chose incorporated purple cauliflower, orange and yellow peppers, green celery, and some orange carrots. You, of course, can decorate your Easter Egg Veggie Pizzas any way you like using your favorite vegetables.
You may even get non-vegetable-loving kids or adults to eat this pizza. I haven't eaten cauliflower in many, oh, so many years, and thought I'd pick it off this pizza before eating it. I really just bought it because it was purple, but found it palatable mixed with the other veggies and was surprised that I did indeed eat it.
Easter Egg Veggie Pizza (makes 1 pizza)
a dusting of flour
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed according to package instructions
8 ounce tub of vegetable cream cheese
veggies of your choice, finely chopped
optional, 2 tablespoon heavy cream or egg wash (egg mixed with a bit of water)
parchment paper lined baking sheet
pizza wheel or knife
optional, pastry brush
Cut out the egg-shaped pastry.
Just a note: I should have set a piece of parchment paper on top of my cutting board before proceeding, but didn't. I would recommend it, as it will be easier to move your egg to the baking sheet.
Dust your cutting board (or parchment paper) with flour. Unfold the puff pastry sheet and set it on a cutting board (or parchment paper.) Sprinkle some flour over the top of the dough.
Use a rolling pin to roll the dough so that it increases in length to 13" long. Use a pizza wheel or knife to cut a large egg shape out of the dough.
Bake the crust.
Move your egg to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. This is where it would have been easier to have it on the paper already.
Use a fork to prick holes all over the dough.
Optional: brush heavy cream or egg wash over the entire egg.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake egg for 18-22 minutes until golden brown (longer if you like it really dark.) Allow to cool completely.
Top crust with cream cheese and veggies.
Spread veggie cream cheese over the crust.
Decorate with vegetables and serve.
You can refrigerate your pizza for a few hours or up to two days.
I can't wait to see your Easter egg designs. Be sure to send me some pictures of your creations.
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If you enjoy making this festive veggie pizza, you might also enjoy these other veggie pizzas.