Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 24 oz pizza dough (store bought or see dough recipe link below)

  2. cornmeal

  3. olive oil

  4. 1 pound asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces

  5. 2 tbsp butter

  6. 2 tbsp flour

  7. 1 cup milk

  8. pinch of cayenne

  9. pinch of nutmeg

  10. 1/2 tsp salt

  11. 2/3 cup grated Parmesan

  12. 4 oz white cheddar cheese

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Very lightly oil a round 16-inch pizza pan, or square 18 x 13-inch baking sheet, and dust with cornmeal. Stretch or roll pizza dough out to cover pan.

  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and add the flour. Cook on medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Whisk in the cold milk, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 3 minutes, whisking occasionally, until the sauce thickens. Turn off heat and whisk in the salt, cayenne, nutmeg, and half the Parmesan. Let cool while you prep the asparagus.

  3. Blanch the asparagus for 1 minute in boiling salted water and rinse with cold water until completely cool. Drain well. Spread the white sauce evenly on the pizza dough. Top with the asparagus, and then the cheddar and remaining Parmesan.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degree F., or until the top is browned and the crust is cooked through.

  5. Tip: lift up the crust with a spatula to see if it has browned underneath.

  6. Why not try your hand at some homemade pizza dough ? It's not as hard as you think.

  7. You may also want to check out these 6 new spring asparagus recipes .


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