Make your pool party extra special by serving an adorable Veggie Pizza shaped like a fish. Kids will be excited to eat their vegetables when they see this fun summertime appetizer.
If you are looking for a spectacular-looking appetizer to serve at a pool party or beach-themed event, make this adorably cute and tasty Veggie Pizza Fish.
The veggie pizza is made using a store-bought pizza crust that is cut into a fish shape. It's topped with veggie cream cheese and decorated with fresh vegetables.
This cute pizza will be a hit with adults and kids.
Everyone loved all of these fun pizzas and I had fun making them.
So, let's make a Veggie Pizza Fish.
pizza crust - You can use a tube of fresh refrigerated pizza crust (I used Pillsbury Pizza dough) or homemade pizza dough. See my recipe for Roasted Veggie Pizza for a delicious pizza crust recipe.
veggie cream cheese - I went the easy route and use Philadelphia Veggie Cream Cheese.
colored carrots - You'll want orange, yellow, and purple carrots to give your fish a lot of vibrant colors.
red and yellow peppers
fresh mozzarella cheese log - You'll need two slices to make the eyes.
jumbo black olives
baking sheet lined with parchment paper
knife or kitchen shears
mandoline or sharp knife to cut the carrots into thin slices
fish template - To make this decorated fish veggie pizza you can draw out any fish you like or print out my Veggie Pizza Fish Template.
I used Pillsbury Pizza Dough, but you could also use Crescent Rolls or make your own homemade pizza dough.
Unroll the dough and make sure the fish template fits, then pop it in a 425° F oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
Let the crust cool a bit then set the template over top and cut out around it. Clean up the rough edges using kitchen shears.
Spread veggie cream cheese over the entire crust.
Use a toothpick to draw the detail lines in the cream cheese to use as a guide for the placement of your vegetables.
Slice the rainbow carrots really thin. I used a mandolin which worked great and was really quick.
To make the scales on the fish, start at the tail and place a bright orange carrot slice at the tip, then overlap part of that carrot slice with a light orange carrot slice then overlap that one with a yellow carrot slice. Continue making lines of carrots filling in the body area of the fish.
When you get to the edge of the fish's face, cut the carrot slices so they curve around the edge.
Once you've created all the rows of scales, fill in the tail using purple carrots. The purple carrots have yellow centers which looks really cool on the fish.
Cut thin strips of red bell peppers and start arranging them on the fin areas.
Use kitchen shears to cut off any pepper that overlaps the edge of the pizza.
Fill in the face with finely chopped yellow peppers.
To make the eyes, you can cut two ovals from a slice of white cheese or you can use cream cheese. If the cream cheese is cold and firm, cut it into ovals. If it's soft, then put it in a pastry bag and pipe two ovals onto the fish's face.
Cut one jumbo olive in half and set one half on each white oval to create eyes. Cut slivers of olive to create two eyebrows.
Cut a large spinach leaf along the stem or cut a green onion to create a smile.
Your Veggie Pizza Fish is now ready. Cover it and place it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
You can use any flavored cream cheese or even mix cream cheese with some dried ranch dressing mix.
Change up the colors of your fish by using different vegetables.
- 1 tube Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust or homemade pizza dough
- 4 ounces veggie cream cheese
- 4 rainbow carrots (bright orange, light orange, yellow, and purple)
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
- 2 jumbo black olives
- 1 large spinach leaf or 1 green onion
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Unroll pizza dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
Allow crust to cool completely.
Cut out using the Fish Template.
Spread veggie cream cheese over fish shaped crust.
Finely slice carrots.
Arrange carrots to form scales on the body of the fish.
Cut red peppers into thin strips.
Arrange peppers over fins and cut off excess using kitchen shears.
Finely chop yellow pepper and sprinkle over face of fish.
Cut the mozzarella cheese into ovals.
Cut one jumbo olive in half and set one piece on each white oval creating eyes.
Set eyes on fish's face.
Cut two thin slivers from the other black olive to create eyebrows over the eyes.
Cut the stem from the spinach leaf or cut a green onion into a thin strip and create a mouth.
Refrigerate until needed.
This vegetable pizza is best serve the day it is made. You can make it up to 12 hours before serving it just keep it stored in the refrigerator. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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