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Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza

Photo: Helen Dujardin; Styling: Mindi Shapiro-Levine

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 20 mins

Serves 4

This delicious pizza gets its bold flavor from garlic, lemon zest, ricotta, asparagus, and prosciutto. The crust comes out perfectly golden underneath with warm, bubbly cheese on top.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, tough ends removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt
  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into pieces

Nutrition Information

  • calories 583
  • fat 26 g
  • satfat 9 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 65 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • sodium 1428 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 475ºF. Brush bottom of a 15-by-10-inch rimmed baking sheet with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Press and stretch dough evenly to cover bottom of pan.

  2. Combine 1 Tbsp. olive oil and garlic in a small bowl and brush over dough, leaving a 1-inch border around edges. Combine asparagus, 1 Tbsp. oil and 1/2 tsp. salt in a bowl; toss to coat. Arrange over dough. Stir together ricotta, Parmesan and lemon zest in a small bowl. Place spoonfuls of ricotta mixture over asparagus.

  3. Bake until underside of dough is golden (lift up the pizza with a spatula to peek) and cheese is bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes. Arrange prosciutto pieces over pizza. Slice and serve.