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Spring Pizza

Spring Pizza

Asparagus, chives and fontina cheese top this easy pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with vinaigrette and pecans.


5 servings

Prep Time

25 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes


  • 3tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 1bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2cup snipped fresh chives (from 1 bunch), divided
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1pound whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 1cup shredded fontina or mozzarella cheese


  1. Position rack in lower third of oven, place a pizza stone or large pizza pan on the rack and preheat oven to 450°F for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons oil and garlic in a small bowl; set aside. Trim asparagus spears to about 6 inches long; slice any thicker stalks in half lengthwise. Toss in a bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 cup chives, salt and pepper.
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about a 14-inch circle.
  4. Carefully remove the pizza stone or pan from the oven and set on a heatproof surface, such as your stovetop. Place the dough on the stone or pan and brush with the reserved garlic-oil mixture. Arrange the asparagus in a circular pattern on the dough with the tips facing out. Top with cheese and the remaining chives.
  5. Carefully return the stone or pan to the oven and bake the pizza on the lower rack until crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 5 servings)

Calories 368kcal
Carbohydrate Total 39g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 1g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 536mg
Protein 14g
Potassium 167mg
Calcium 140mg
Folate 93mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 3mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 1mg

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