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Bacon, Egg & Asparagus Pizza

March/April 2010

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This pizza, topped with bacon, eggs and asparagus, was inspired by a wood-fired-oven pizza served at the Montpelier, Vermont, farmers’ market. Serve with: Mixed green salad.



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"This pizza was bland. We added picante sauce to it. "
Bacon, Egg & Asparagus Pizza

Makes: 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 3/4 cup sliced shallots
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about the size of the baking sheet (see Tip). Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until crisped on the bottom, about 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Add shallots to the pan and cook, stirring often, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add asparagus and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Spread the vegetables over the crust and crumble bacon on top. Whisk eggs, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until combined; slowly pour over the vegetables, trying not to let any run off the crust. Sprinkle the pizza with cheese. Bake until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: Some prepared dough “resists” being stretched. If your dough is too springy, let it rest for about 15 minutes, then try rolling it out again.

Nutrition

Per serving: 317 calories; 11 g fat (5 g sat, 2 g mono); 164 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 17 g protein; 2 g fiber; 532 mg sodium; 210 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate & Vitamin A (20% daily value), Calcium (17% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
American
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
6
Main Ingredient
Eggs
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Saute
Meal/Course
Brunch
Dinner

Season
Spring
Summer
Type of Dish
Main dish, Other
Pizza
Ease of Preparation
Moderate
Publication
March/April 2010
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