Asparagus, chives and fontina cheese top this easy pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with vinaigrette and pecans. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Position rack in lower third of oven, place a pizza stone or large pizza pan on the rack and preheat oven to 450 degrees F for at least 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons oil and garlic in a small bowl; set aside. Trim asparagus spears to about 6 inches long; slice any thicker stalks in half lengthwise. Toss in a bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 cup chives, salt and pepper.

  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about a 14-inch circle.

  • Carefully remove the pizza stone or pan from the oven and set on a heatproof surface, such as your stovetop. Place the dough on the stone or pan and brush with the reserved garlic-oil mixture. Arrange the asparagus in a circular pattern on the dough with the tips facing out. Top with cheese and the remaining chives.

  • Carefully return the stone or pan to the oven and bake the pizza on the lower rack until crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; 20.1 g total fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 536 mg sodium. 38.6 g carbohydrates; 13.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2019
4 stars because this needs extra flavoring. We added a drizzle of balsamic reduction. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2018
This was a yummy surprise! You definitely want to use thin aparagus. I also added sliced cherry tomatoes and feta cheese and it was delicious. Will certainly keep this recipe handy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2018
Made this pizza exactly as written the first few times using another EW recipe for the crust. It became our Friday night standard when asparagus is in season. Then I decided to try to cut some fat and calories. I don't use any olive oil at all substituting EW's Creamy Tarragon Sauce (made with plain non-fat Greek yogurt and leaving out the tablespoon of water so it's a little thicker). Half a recipe of the sauce covers the crust nicely and with the lovely flavor of tarragon we don't miss garlic or chives. If the asparagus spears are a little tough pre-cook them before putting them on the crust. We like to chop them into one-inch lengths which eliminates pulling them off the pizza. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2014
Perfect homemade pizza This was delicious even for my kids who are not big fans of asparagus. The flavor is so good and we struggle to think of ways to improve this recipe because it's so good. The asparagus could stand on their own but the garlic cheese and chives make it even better. It took a little more chopping and cutting than I like to do for a quick weeknight meal but the taste makes it worth the time. Pros: Asparagus are seasoned to perfection Cons: The asparagus are hard to bite through and come off of the pizza Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2014
Spring Pizza I have made this quite a few times since the original printing. It is excellent. I usually finish it with a drizzle of lemon olive oil. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2013
So very yummy! This was fast easy and best of all yummy! I did make some changes instead of using pizza dough I used whole wheat pita bread and thus has small pizzas. I also did not have chives so I used green onion and also added feta cheese. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2013
Easy and very good We bought pizza dough from pizza shop. And used crumbled feta for the cheese and it was soooo good. And yes the asparagus cooks perfectly Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2012
DELISHOUS!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2012
YUM! I thought this looked interesting but I was really impressed by how simple it was to make and how GOOD it tasted! I used young thin asparagus stalks so I didn't have any problem with them being chewy or undercooked. Getting the pizza stone HOT first was a terrific way to make the crust nice and crispy. I'll make this again! Pros: This was easy and REALLY tasty! I'll definitely make it again and again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2012
New family favorite! We made 4 - 7' pizzas instead of one big one so that we could add toppings tomatos and onions for me! Even the fussy eater loved it! We will make this A LOT! Pros: Super easy to fix tastes fantastic! Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2012
Few recipes that I have tried stand on their own perfect without alteration and this is one of them. I used my own recipe for pizza dough and followed the directions exactly. A gorgeous and impressive pizza with healthy aspects and absolutely delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2012
I love this pizza. I was looking for something to make using in-season asparagus when I came across this recipe. I made a whole wheat dough with a teaspoon of salt-free garlic and herb seasoning. I also sliced the asparagus into long slices leaving the tips whole. My husband brought me home Fontinella cheese thinking it was the same as Fontina. I see how he could but it's not. This was a happy mistake because I mixed half mozzarella and half fontina which resulted in one delicious pie! We loved it. Pros: Quicker and easier to make than typical pizza. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2012
Spring Pizza This was a very quick prep time recipe and incredibly delicious. I increased the amount of garlic and cut my asparagus into half lengthwise...otherwise I kept the recipe as is...this tasted so good I could have ate the entire recipe myself...used wheat dough from Trader Joe... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
Wonderful! This recipe was great. It was simple to make for a weeknight dinner which is always a plus. We enjoyed the flavors and are going to make it again. I used the pre-made multi-grain pizza dough from Whole Foods the first time... I've started making my own pizza dough now so we'll try that next time. Pros: Easy to make and delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2012
Delicious! We loved this! My 3 year old ate three pieces and my husband asked me to make again (that equates to a stellar review). Following a suggestion from another reviewer I halved the skinny asparagus I used and this step is a must; otherwise you will not be able to bite through the pizza without spears of the vegetable falling in your lap. I used a premade thin crust dough (Pillsbury maybe?) that I prebaked about 5 minutes before I added the the asparagus and cheese and it worked perfectly. Pros: vegetarian kid-friendly Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2012
Delicious!! My husband and I both love asparagus but I was hesitant to make this recipe. I thought the asparagus would be stringy when biting into the slice but I was wrong! I used fresh dill instead of chives because I didn't have chives and mozzarella cheese. I had a box of crate and barrel's flatbread pizza mix and used that for the dough. I wouldn't change a thing about this pizza it was so delicious!! I ate two slices of it without stopping yum!! Pros: easy to follow directions and great flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2012
Enjoyed! Loved this recipe. I found it to be easy and tasty. I did chose to cut up the asparagus for ease in eating. It was still visually pleasing. We were pressed for time so I used Alexis Whole Wheat Greek Pita Flatbread in place of whole wheat pizza dough for ease. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2012
so good! loved this so much! thought it sounded interesting but was completely surprised at how good it really is. my new favorite. we did add a little bit of bacon to ours though. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2012
What A Surprise! This was amazing since 1 my boyfriend made this and 2 it was a healthy easy pizza! The first time around he forgot to put on the cheese but it took us both devouring the first slices to notice. The asparagus is wonderfully flavored (and to be honest I was hesitant when he suggested we make this since it didn't seem very yummy to me.... I WAS SO WRONG). I will be making this again and adding it to our regular cooking list. The only change I would make is cutting the asparagus in to quarters for ease of eating. Pros: Easy delicious yummy simple tasteful Cons: A little to much oil Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2012
Wonderfully fresh beautiful and easy pizza to make. I added some fresh lemon zest with the asparagus mixture which added a nice zing. Read More