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Asparagus, Bacon & Herbed Cheese Pizza

A zesty pizza that’s especially nice with spring asparagus but lovely all year round when you add mozzarella and bacon. — Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2-1/4 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet; brush top with 4 teaspoons oil. Top with mozzarella cheese, asparagus and bacon. Drop spreadable cheese by teaspoonfuls over pizza. Sprinkle with pepper flakes; drizzle with remaining oil.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 407 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 748mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.
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  • JMartinelli13
    May 26, 2019

    Did not measure the cheese, just added it til it looked like enough. I prefer thin spears of asparagus over thick. Used the smaller individual sized crusts so that I could eat one that day and freeze the other for a different meal. Defrosted and reheated great!

  • PrplMonky5
    Apr 9, 2018

    I put this recipe on 2 mini pizzas instead of 1 large pizza. I also used herbed goat cheese as the "spreadable cheese". Between the two smaller pizzas, I only needed a little less than 1C of asparagus, 2 ounces of goat cheese, and about 3 tbsp of crumbled bacon. I used real bacon bits in place of making my own bacon to save time. I also put the pizzas in for about 7-8 minutes each. This was SO delicious! I can't even describe how delicious this was. My only regret is that I had to stop eating because I was full. 5 stars, definitely making this one again!

  • egress66
    Feb 21, 2017

    Great pizza. Will try with some canned chicken next time. The cheese spread didn't melt like I thought it would so maybe I will try spreading it on the crust next time.

  • NH-rescue
    Jul 30, 2013

    In my family, anything with bacon is automatically good! We didn't have spreadable cheese, but a few teaspoons of crumbled bleu cheese added plenty of flavor. I was afraid that the asparagus wouldn't be tender with such short cooking time, but it was just fine. This is a nice twist to pizza that is quick, easy, and delicious.

  • sands351
    Jul 3, 2013

    Fixed this tonight for the first time and it "will not" be the last. Hubby an I enjoyed this very much. Thanks for a great pizza.

  • some_redhaired_girl
    Jun 30, 2013

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  • sneed2
    Jun 17, 2013

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  • veggiemama
    Jun 12, 2013

    My family really liked this! Pretty quick to make, too!

  • hilly11
    Jun 6, 2013

    wowweeee wow wow!! my husband, son, and I are head over heels for this pizza! I found a recipe online for garlic-herb cheese spread at http://old.post-gazette.com/food/20011018autumna.asp The end result was absolutely scrumptious! I'm forwarding it to friends!

  • spunkypenguin
    Jun 5, 2013

    Oh my goodness - this is so delicious. I lightened it up with a little less olive oil & center cut bacon. I also subbed Hidden Valley Garlic Parmesan spread for the Garlic Herb spread. This recipe is definitely a keeper in my house!!