Asparagus & Smoked Mozzarella Pizzettes


These cute mini pizzas are topped with asparagus, walnuts, mint, orange and smoked mozzarella cheese for what may sound like an unusual combination of pizza toppings, but try it for yourself. The mix puts a downright delicious spin on pizza night.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 pizzettes


  • 1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature

  • 12 ounces thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided

  • 1 cup shredded smoked mozzarella cheese

  • cup thinly sliced scallions

  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts

  • Handful of fresh mint leaves, torn

  • Zest of 1 orange


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 500 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Divide dough into 6 portions; stretch each piece into a 7-by-3-inch oval. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Toss asparagus with oil on a second baking sheet; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bake the dough on the top rack and the asparagus on the bottom rack for 3 minutes.

  3. Press the dough with the back of a spatula, if necessary, to flatten slightly. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Scatter the asparagus and scallions over the cheese.

  4. Bake the pizzettes on the top rack until the cheese is melted and the crust edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, walnuts, mint and orange zest.


Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
12g Fat
32g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 pizzette
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g 21%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 572IU 11%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Folate 28mcg 7%
Sodium 464mg 20%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 123mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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