Summer Garden Pizza

This summer garden pizza recipe is understandably one of my top requested recipes.  They make the perfect summer party food because of their versatility.  You can easily transport them to picnics and boats!  Best of all, they can be cut bite-sized for appetizers or larger-sized for heartier meals.

These summer pizzas are reasonably easy and fun to make.  Yet equally important is the layering of flavors that will leave an impression on your guests!  On top of that, the colorful toppings make a visually pretty presentation.  Win. Win. Win.


Summer garden pizza layered with a cream cheese mixture and topped with broccoli florets, chopped red pepper, pepperoni, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese

Be thoughtful and layer these with the veggies and meats your humans love.  If you have a group that loves olives, add them on.  If you’re a pickled jalapeno fan, go for it!  

Important tip:  Pat dry any wet ingredients.  This ensures your pizza doesn’t get soggy.  

Summer garden pizza layered with a cream cheese mixture and topped with broccoli florets, chopped red pepper, pepperoni, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese

Summer Garden Pizza

Foodie de Froid
Servings 12
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
These summer garden pizzas will be the hit of your party. It's one of our top requested recipes over the years.
5 from 1 vote


  • 2 8 oz crescent roll dough
  • 2 8 oz cream cheese
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dill weed dried
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1 cup medium cheddar shredded
  • 1 cup broccoli florets small or roughly chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 18 slices pepperoni optional


  • In a medium-sized bow, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, dillweed, and garlic until it develops a consistent texture. With a spatula, mix the onion into the cream cheese mixture.
    2 8 oz cream cheese, ⅔ cup mayonnaise, 1 tbsp onion, 1 tsp dill weed, ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Preheat oven to 375 °F
  • Roll out crescent rolls into 1 large or two 1/2 size sheet pans. Spread the pieces of dough so they cover the entire pan and are sealed. Push the dough up the sides ½ of an inch to form the outer crust.
    2 8 oz crescent roll dough
  • Bake the crescent dough crust for 10 - 12 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from the oven.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes while you chop the vegetable toppings.
    1 cup broccoli florets, 1 cup red bell pepper
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the cooled crescent crust.
  • Top with 1/2 of the cheese, the vegetables, and remaining cheese.
    1 cup mozzarella, 1 cup medium cheddar, 18 slices pepperoni
  • Cut into pieces and serve.

Kitchen Equipment


Make-ahead:  The pizza(s) can be made and assembled up to 8 hours before serving.
Course Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine American
Calories 200


Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 508mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 214IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword appetizer, boat food, gameday, holiday, party, picnic, recipe, superbowl
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De Froid Tip: Smaller Portions for Impact

You can change the feel of your party food by creating smaller sizes with more options.  When I first started making this pizza, I made one large pizza.  That is how the recipe was written.  Now depending on the situation, I may make four smaller-sized pizzas.  As a result, I can bring in more colors, textures, and flavors while allowing guests to choose their favorites. 

Another way to present the pizza is to set them inside a wooden tray. Consequently, this gives the pizzas a natural heart-warming feel.  In addition, repurposing items for new uses allows us to use our creativity.  Give yourself the creative freedom to use food-safe items in your kitchen that aren’t necessarily made for that purpose.  

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