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Asparagus Puff Pizza Recipe

Asparagus Puff Pizza Recipe

You can prepare this homemade pizza in less time than it takes to bake a frozen one. "It relies on a prebaked crust, so it's ready in a jiffy," notes Norma Shouse of Zephyrhills, Florida. For extra flavor, season the asparagus with garlic salt, basil and thyme before arranging in a pretty sunburst pattern.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 egg whites

Directions

  • 1. Place asparagus in a steamer basket over 1 in. of boiling water in a saucepan; cover and steam until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towel.
  • 2. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan; arrange asparagus on top. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cheese and mustard; mix well. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into mayonnaise mixture; spread over asparagus.
  • 3. Bake at 450° for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges; serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 276 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 425 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.