Asparagus and Mozzarella Pizza

Recipe for Asparagus and Mozarella Pizza

Good quality, flavoursome ingredients are always better cooked simply. What’s the point in drowning the delicate, unmistakable flavour of asparagus in a rich sauce or heavy dressing? Instead, enjoy such wonderful produce cooked in butter, or as the main event on top of an Asparagus and Mozzarella Pizza.

There are two types of asparagus in the world. The stuff you get year round, which is barely worth your money, and the locally produced hand-cut stems of marvel that come about in around April every year.

These two products are worlds apart, with the latter worthy of any recipe and the former barely worthy of note. You’ll need to be prepared for a little expense, but occasionally you’ll find a lovely bunch of British asparagus for a really tempting price. Give in. Please. Actually, that’s an order.

I always keep spare balls of dough in my freezer, just in case there is need of a quick supper. This recipe is divine, but with the right ingredients and a little preparation it takes a matter of minutes to throw together. It’s point 4 of my frugal tips all over.

Asparagus Pizza Recipe

Asparagus and Mozzarella Pizza

Makes 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 100g balls of pizza dough

  • 8 stems of asparagus, halved

  • 125g mozzarella

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

  • extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle

  • a pinch of salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 220C/200C(fan). Roll out your balls of dough into two thin circles, roughly 8 inches in diameter.

  2. Layer each base with a sliced tomato, roughly ripped mozzarella and the halved asparagus stems. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

  3. Bake on a metal tray or preheated pizza stone for 5-10 minutes, until crispy, golden brown and cooked through. Drizzle with olive oil and serve

Asparagus and Mozarella Pizza Recipe for Asparagus Pizza

Cost: As long as you make it at home the cost of pizza dough is more or less negligible. Perhaps 10-20p for two balls of the stuff. Asparagus is a little more pricey, but this recipe for asparagus and mozzarella pizza will set you back little more than £3.20!

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25 comments on “Asparagus and Mozzarella Pizza

  1. Simple Life Mom
    April 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    oooh, what a great way to eat asparagus!

  2. Can't live without....
    April 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    The crust looks fabulous!

  3. Sue
    April 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I bought my first local (Worcestershire) asparagus of the season yesterday. I boiled it and ate it dripping in butter but an asparagus pizza will definitely make an appearance some time soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • frugalfeeding
      April 15, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Fantastic! I recommend frying it rather than boiling it – or at least steaming it.

  4. Maya Oryan
    April 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Love at first sight

  5. whatjessicabakednext
    April 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    This looks so good! I’m really craving a slice of pizza now!

  6. Karen
    April 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Roasting asparagus really enhances its flavor…what a great idea to use it on pizza. It looks terrific.

    • frugalfeeding
      April 15, 2014 at 9:02 am

      Thank you – yes it did have a really great flavour.

  7. Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
    April 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Easy, perfect and delicious! We grow our own asparagus (a tiny bed which produces a few spears a year) but this would be a perfect way to eat it!

    • frugalfeeding
      April 15, 2014 at 9:01 am

      It would indeed! I can’t wait to have space to grow some.

  8. zolaspud
    April 13, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Can you post a link to the recipe your pizza dough balls please? Thanks in advance x

    • frugalfeeding
      April 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      There you g, I’ve added a link to the recipe – it’s Jamie Oliver’s.

  9. cookingwithoutlimits
    April 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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  10. lovinghomemade
    April 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    That sounds so good. And I can’t believe I’ve never thought of keeping pizza dough in the freezer!

    • frugalfeeding
      April 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

      It keeps perfectly – just defrost the evening before use in the fridge.

  11. cookinginsens
    April 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Delicious looking pizza.

  12. Claire Sambolino
    April 15, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I make pizza all the time and couldn’t agree with you more about it being quick and delicious. This asparagus pizza looks truly amazing and will be next on my list of toppings to try.

    • frugalfeeding
      April 15, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Thank you – yes, pizza dough is always a handy thing to have on stock.

  13. Wings of Harmony
    October 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

    We don’t get asparagus here (in India, where I live). But I am sure that would taste amazing!! :D :D

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