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Springtime Asparagus Pizza Recipe

Here's a pizza that celebrates spring's best. A chewy crust is topped with a blend of mozzarella and feta cheeses, fresh asparagus spears and even anchovy fillets if you like.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cornmeal
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, room temperature
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 anchovy fillets, optional

Directions

  • 1. Grease a large baking sheet; sprinkle with cornmeal. Roll out dough into a 15-in. circle; transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  • 2. Sprinkle crust with mozzarella and feta cheeses; top with asparagus. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with lemon peel and red pepper flakes. Top with anchovy fillets if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 227 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 600 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.