Friday, October 9, 2009

Just Try It

Are there any lunatics out there who don't like pizza? I didn't think so.

I imagine that if I were forced to only eat pizza for the rest of my life, I'd be as happy as a clam. Sure, I'd tire of it eventually, but not if I could change it up and put a new spin on a classic. Here's a doozy for you: Asparagus, Tomato, and Goat-Cheese Pizza. You read that right, and it's to die for.

When my friend first made this recipe years ago, I initially scoffed at the idea. Little did I know how well these flavors mesh atop some Pillsbury dough. I plan on cuddling up this weekend while this gem bakes in the oven!

Asparagus, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Pizza

10 spears thin asparagus, trimmed, and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1.5 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
1 10 oz tube refrigerated pizza crust dough (such as Pillsbury)
1 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings, drained
1 5.5 oz log soft goat cheese (or more if you want)
Marjoram, chopped (optional)
Ground (cayenne) red pepper (not optional)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss asparagus with oil in medium bowl to coat. Unroll pizza dough on baking sheet, forming 9x12-inch rectangle. Spoon tomatoes over dough, leaving 3/4-inch plain border. Scatter oiled asparagus over tomatoes. Bake pizza 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Crumble goat cheese over pizza. Sprinkle lightly with marjoram and crushed pepper. Bake until crust is golden around edges, about 9 minutes longer.


RosaMarĂ­a said...

just healthy and yommy!! thanks for sharing! i love asparagus!

triciac said...

Peter wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot pole, but Peter is in NY with his grandma this weekend, so I am thinking I should stop by the store and stock these supplies tonight so I can make it for myself!

Ashley said...

that sounds delicious! It's on my list now - maybe this weekend!

Kaye Prince said...

I just found your blog via the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I really it so now I'm following you! I hope you're having a wonderful day!

imquilternity said...

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

amylouwho said...

mmmm.mmm.good! i think i could live on pizza alone too. I must try this! So the pillsbury crust is good? i've been making my own, but sometimes it takes too long.

Linnea said...

Pizza is how I gained all my pregnancy weight. I couldn't get enough of it!

That recipe looks so good. Goat cheese and asparagus, two of my favorites. Now if I only had the time to cook.

A great "pizza" to buy is Trader Joes frozan Ham and Gruyere Tart. Super Yummy!

Dave B. said...

Again, Home Run Inn, cheese, 450 degrees, 15-20 minutes, period.

just kidding (kind of). I bet this is really good. Don't forget me!

Ann-Marie and David said...

This looks tasty! Might have to try it sometime . . .

Jessica said...

Sounds like dinner to me! Thanks for sharing!