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No Bake Veggie Pizza Bites

A few days ago, a friend asked me for a list of stove free, oven free recipes to beat the summer heat.  Her house was hot and the last thing she wanted to do was turn on the stove or oven. Are you in the same mindset?  Wanting delicious food that is easy to pull together yet requires no oven or stove use?  If so, then this is post on No Bake Veggie Pizza Bites is dedicated to you too!

When working with various veggies or fruits on a single recipe, I often have to wash my knife and cutting board during a single recipe so that the flavors don’t mix.  There is certainly nothing good about having one item taste like another because your knife and cutting board still had the juice and flavorings of another item left on them. 

It’s because of this, that I am so excited to tell you about a new product I just discovered that has saved me time and hassle in the kitchen while cooking!  Green Works Pump ‘N Clean.  If you are a fan of the Green Works product line, then you’ll love this new addition!  The Green Works Pump ‘N Clean product has a lockable pump top that I can easily use it one handed and it doesn’t just wipe away the mess, it cleans too.  Perfect for use on food contact surfaces like knives between cuttings, cutting boards, refrigerator or even in the microwave. 

Veggie Pizza Bites

Green Works Pump ‘N Clean is the newest product in the Green Works family and can only be found at Target in their Natural Section.  It’s easy to find and easy to use.

While making this recipe, I used this product after each step.  My cutting board stayed clean, my veggies kept their natural flavors and everything was a snap to clean after I was done.  No need to use multiple cutting surfaces or knives, just one knife, one cutting board and clean up was one wipe away.  

When I lived in Florida, I’d get together with a few friends each summer for a little reunion of sorts. My friend Clair always hosted and made something similar to this a few years ago.  I thought it was delicious and was amazed at how easy it was to create – however, her recipe required the oven.  Since then I’ve tweaked it to be an oven free veggie pizza bites appetizer that really does only take minutes to make!

Veggie Pizza Bites

There are four simple steps to recreating this for your family and friends! 

Step one – Cut the veggies!  I used red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green onions and broccoli.  After each vegetable I used the Pump ‘N Clean product on my knife and cutting board {please note, this product is not safe to use around raw meat or raw fish}.  This helped wipe away the veggie juices from both surfaces between cuts and keep my board clean and dry.

Veggie Pizza Bites

When using this product, it is recommended to use a clean kitchen sponge or cloth.  As you can see I am using one of my kitchen cloths.  Pump the top until you get the desired amount onto your cloth then wipe away your surfaces.  Easy Peasy!

Step 2 – Clean your cutting board with Green Works Pump ‘N Clean then place Naan bread onto surface.  Slather your Naan with cream cheese.  I prefer to use chive & onion cream cheese, but have also used plain.  You can use any flavor really.

Step 3 – Add veggies & cheese to your naan.  Press veggies and cheese gently into cream cheese so they stick. 

Veggie Pizza Bites

Step 4 – Cut and serve.  Once you have cut your veggie pizza bites up, clean your knife and cutting board one last time with the Green Works Pump ‘N Clean and put them away. No need to wash them again as the Pump ‘N Clean does it for you!

If you want to try save time in your kitchen clean up routine, then give Green Works Pump ‘N Clean a try. Target is the only store to offer the full line of Green Works products and from June 14 – July 11, 2015, use the Target Cartwheel app to save 10% on all varieties of Green Works products (including Pump ‘N Clean!)   Howe awesome is that?!

 You’ve now heard about my favorite new way to keep my kitchen clean {and heat free} this summer, I’d love to hear your favorite ways to beat the heat in the kitchen!

No Bake Veggie Pizza Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of Naan {any flavor}
  • 1 tub of onion & chive cream cheese {any flavor will work, but this was my favorite}
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup broccoli, diced
  • 3/4 cup shredded mild cheese

Instructions

  1. Lay naan on a clean surface.
  2. Spread a medium layer of cream cheese on each slice of naan, covering fully.
  3. Sprinkle diced veggies onto cream cheese layer. Gently press veggies into cream cheese.
  4. Sprinkle cheese on top and gently press into cream cheese layer again.
  5. Cut naan into squares and serve immediately.
http://numstheword.com/no-bake-veggie-pizza-bites/

 

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7 Comments on “No Bake Veggie Pizza Bites

  1. K

    I clicked for the recipe and idea, and was thoroughly disappointed by the giant advertisement about a silly product. Stick to food, not “Greenworks pump and unnecessary”

    Reply
    1. Janelle

      Hi K! I’m so sorry you were disappointed by the advertisement for Green Works. Sadly the endless hours I put into this website, creating recipes and photographing them, in addition to all the social media attention (Facebook, Pinterest etc) all do very little to bring income to my family. So occasionally I take on a sponsored post. This is where a company hires me to promote a product in coloration to a recipe I create.

      This my dear friend is what helps to pay the bills, which allow me to continue bringing great recipes to you! Out of our over 500 recipes on this website, only 6 are sponsored posts, this being one of them. I believe those are good odds considering a good portion of independently owned recipe sites are more in the ratio of 1/3 of all posts being sponsored with lots of product advertising. I hope next time you’ll do as I do and scroll quickly past any advertising to get straight to the recipe.

      This really is a favorite snack/lunch of mine and I hope you’ll look past the advertising and try the recipe! Thanks so much for your suggestion, but until this website brings in any sort of an actual income (which is does not and is 99% my personal donated time) then I’ll continue to occasionally have sponsored posts to pay the maintenance fees associated with doing a website (which are not cheap).

      Reply
    2. Rhonda

      I didn’t like it either.. after trying to get rid of it for a third time, I was FINALLY Able to see recipe… Seems like every other recipe I have looks at today, sends me on a goose chase Just to see the recipe!!!
      BTW… What kind of bread was that? Never heard of it

      Reply
  2. Marcia

    Recipe was AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for posting this, I just added to my Pinterest. I have used this delish recipe for everything from my kids for lunch to my highbrow book/wine club! I added red onions…just a sprinkle to add zest. K is an idiot for not realizing the need for some compensation when you tirelessly provide us w great blog oosts. It’s frustrating when someone can’t obviously recognize that’s why it’s in the picture to help make you blog worth your hardwork and time…GO GIRL!!!

    Reply
    1. Janelle

      Thanks Marcia! I always keep sponsored posts up for 1 year. After that all the “sales” type speak will disappear. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe! I find it easy and delicious!

      Reply

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