Mary’s Gaardesach Grata (Vegetable Pizza) Recipe

posted: 05/29/14
by: TLC

Step into an authentic Amish kitchen with recipes from Mary Schmucker, the matriarch from "Return to Amish." Make her gaardesach grata, or vegetable pizza.


  • 2 cans pre-made buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sliced fresh green peppers
  • 1 cup finely chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • Salt and sugar to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out biscuit dough into a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake until golden brown.
  4. Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise and ranch dressing until light and fluffy.
  5. Add a pinch of salt and sugar each.
  6. Mix in fresh green peppers and cauliflower.
  7. Spread lightly over browned biscuit dough.
  8. Sprinkle light layer of shredded cheese over top and bake until cheese bubbles.
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