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Grilled Asparagus Pizzas

 Grilled Asparagus Pizzas
Tired of pepperoni pizza? When we have the grill going, we like to make this recipe. The chewy from-scratch crust is topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, asparagus and ham. We love pizza and when it's made on the grill, it's even better. -M. Woods Springfield, Missouri
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Grill: 10 min.


  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 24 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced deli ham, chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, yeast, thyme, salt and sugar. Add
  • water; beat until blended. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a
  • soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Brush asparagus with oil; sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Grill
  • asparagus, uncovered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until
  • tender, turning every 2 minutes. Cut into 1-inch pieces.

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Grilled Asparagus Pizzas (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Punch the dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide into eight
  • portions. Roll each portion into a 6-in. circle. Place dough
  • directly on grill.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until bubbles
  • form on top. Place toasted side up on two ungreased baking sheets.
  • Top with pizza sauce, asparagus, ham and cheese. Cover and grill 2-3
  • minutes longer or until bottom of crust is golden brown. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 240 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 711 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.
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