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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Asparagus Walnut Pizza | Family Economics

By Cathe Holden


I always love to try out some fun, new recipes for gourmet pizzas like this one for Asparagus Walnut Pizza! This recipe is great for mealtime and also makes an excellent hors d'oeuvres.

Asparagus Walnut Pizza 

Asparagus Walnut Pizza

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


1 (12-inch) pre-made pizza crust, thin and crispy
1/4 cup Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup asparagus spears, cooked and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup bleu cheese, crumbled


Preheat oven according to pizza crust instructions.

Spread Alfredo sauce atop the pizza crust.

Place asparagus evenly over the sauce and repeat with walnuts.

Sprinkle crumbled bleu cheese over pizza.

Bake according to crust instructions or at 425°F for approximately 8-12 minutes.

Use pizza cutter or kitchen scissors to cut individual slices. Serve and enjoy with a fresh garden salad and sparkling beverage!

Asparagus Walnut Pizza 


•    Add dried cranberries before or after baking for a touch of sweetness

•    If using homemade pizza crust, bake and cool prior to topping with ingredients

Please share your favorite pizza recipes in the comments below to create a wonderful resource for pizza enjoyment!

Photo courtesy of Cathe Holden.

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On Saturday, January 26, 2013, Heather A. from Texas wrote

Another awesome, really Texan, pizza is really a second day dinner. Meaning, it's made with leftovers! We do a traditional hand tossed crust, with a light layer of bbq sauce. Then we top it with shredded brisket, ranch beans, sliced onions, and some really good sharp cheddar cheese. LOVE it!

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, Heather A. from Texas wrote

One of my MOST favorite pizzas has a light fresh tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, arugula, Italian cured ham, shaved parmigiano, balsamic vinegar, and sprinkled with toasted pine nuts. It sounds like the oddest combination, but is so INCREDIBLY yummy!

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Margaret W from Antioch, Ca. wrote

Margaret's Pizza Thin Pizza dough: rolled out & on the pizza stone Spread on top: chopped walnuts gorgonzola cheese, crumbled Brie cheese, sliced thin and scattered 2 pears sliced into spears drizzle a little balsamic over it all Bake at 375 10 min or until crust is finished. Remove from oven- Scatter Mixed greens (I like them bitter) Place back in oven for 5 minutes. (too long and the greens will wither up)

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Suzy-Homemaker - Northern California wrote

I LOVE nuts on pizza! This looks delicious. I usually just clean out the fridge when it comes to pizza, leftover bacon, rotisserie chicken, clams and any vegetable including leafy greens and string beans, you name it. The good thing about pizza is that it doesn't take a lot of anything to top it and have tasty results! I have even substituted traditional sauce with ranch dressing, Alfredo sauce and onion dip when in a pinch. I will be trying this recipe this weekend!

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Mary wrote

This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing such an easy and healthy recipe.

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Maria from Sweden wrote

Instead of tomato sauce spread pesto on the base. Defrost frosen spinache , add a tiny amount of double cream, bring to the boil to reduce moisture. Spread the spinache on the pesto. Add mozzarella and bake the pizza. When it is done add fresh diced tomatos and rocket salad. Yum!!


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