Pizza

Fresh Asparagus, Tomato and Cheese Pizza

A light and crispy thin pizza loaded with fresh asparagus, fresh ripe tomatoes and mozzarella, then baked in your own oven to give it that fabulous taste of a “brick-oven” pizza; is the best tasting pizza you’ll ever have!


No need to have any sauce on hand for this one, just a few vegetables and some shredded mozzarella will do the trick!  The secret to this best-tasting pizza is the temperature you set your oven to right before you bake it.

If you have a little time, this pizza is relatively easy to make. One-step to making any pizza easier, is to buy an already made pizza dough from the supermarket.

When you get home, place the dough in a bowl and seal it with clear wrap. Allow the dough to rise for a least two hours or more on the kitchen counter.

When the dough is ready,  work and spread the dough until you get it to fit your baking sheet. Add some fresh toppings such as fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh asparagus ( you can use frozen asparagus as well). Lastly, top it with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, some salt and pepper and some Parmesan cheese. That’s it!

The pizza turned out really fantastic!  Everyone really enjoyed it.  Pizza happens to be our family’s favorite food.   If there’s any leftovers, sometimes we’ll have pizza for lunch the next day.

Every Friday for us is either pizza or seafood for dinner;  having friends and family over to eat and drink wine together is what we love to do!  Have a great weekend everyone!

 Fresh Asparagus, Tomato and Cheese Pizza

  • 1 pizza dough 
  • 4 small ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 small fresh mozzarella – chopped into pieces
  • 1 bunch of asparagus – rinsed, cut and discard ends
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. grated parmigiano cheese
  • olive oil cooking spray

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Spray a large 12 x 17 baking sheet with cooking spray.  Work with the dough on your counter with a small amount of flour, using a rolling pin or just with your hands to shape dough to fit the baking sheet.  Don’t worry if its not perfect.

Spread a layer of tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.  Lay asparagus clockwise.  Add some salt and pepper to taste.  Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil on top. Sprinkle some grated parmigiano cheese on top.

Bake in oven for 10 to 13 minutes, depending on your oven.
Remove pizza when crust is brown on bottom and edges, and the cheese is melted.
Cut into slices and serve.

Yields: 8 to 10 servings

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Chatty Crone
    September 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Okay – this is next after Heaven. YUM!

  • Reply
    Debbie
    September 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Hi there, I came across your blog on another site..love the recipes!

  • Reply
    Tricia
    September 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Yes – you are right – pizza is terrific night or day with any toppings! This would be pretty terrific right now and it is beautiful! Lovely recipe.

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    Joanne
    June 15, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Mmm such great fresh and simple flavors on this pizza! I'd love a slice!

  • Reply
    Cathleen
    September 28, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    This is my kind of pizza! I would LOVE to try this!

  • Reply
    Amy
    September 30, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Your pizza is beautiful. I love thin crust pizza and this one got all my favorite ingredients in one! 🙂

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