Recipe by Kimberly Hudson
"Everyone will bug you for this recipe! Pastries are topped with a delicious cream cheese spread, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes and plenty of fresh broccoli. Cut the rectangles into bite-sized morsels and serve!"
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2 (8 ounce) packages
refrigerated crescent roll dough
2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
1 (1 ounce) package
dry Ranch-style dressing mix
fresh broccoli, chopped
roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
shredded Cheddar cheese
This was a hit at our family Christmas party last night. The only problem with this one is that the topping doesn't stay on. To fix this next time I would mix the cream cheese mixture, cheddar cheese, broccoli and tomato together (reserving some broccoli and tomato), then spread it on the baked crescent rolls, then top it off with the reserved broccoli/tomato for a pretty topping.
This was okay. I had way too much spread left over. You could cut the amount in half and still have penty.
This was really good and worked well as a potluck snack for work because it was cold. I'd probably use more tomatoes next time (like one), but then I really like tomatoes! There's a lot of extra spread leftover, too, so one and a half of cream cheese (I used neufachel to reduce the fat) and 3/4 cup mayo (again used lowfat) might work just as well. And using the lowfat stuff worked great, too!
Yum, this was a big hit! I served this at a get toghether today and everybody wanted to take a plate full of these snacks home. You MUST cut the cream cheese/mayo mixture in half, though. I used 3 packages of crescent rolls, slathered a thick layer of the dressing on, and still had way too much left over!! It was very tasty though, I'll definately be making this again. Thanks Kim.
Everyone at my Christmas party loved this recipe! I would, however, back off on the amount of dry dressing added to the cream cheese and mayo. We found the dressing alittle overpowering.
chop your broccoli in your food processer on pulse and it comes out better than with a knife. Also on your tomatoes seed them before chopping. other wise my guest loved them!!!!!!
Excellent recipe. Everyone loves this. I used several different kind of veggies
as toppings, not just broccoli. Red peppers, green onions, carrots.
I took these to a church function and they were a big hit. I thought they were really tasty but they took a long time to prepare. I took the suggestion to use a food processor to chop the broccoli but I think next time I would chop it by hand to make it a little more attractive. Cut the squares with a pizza cutter.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 349
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