Jim Lahey has created the perfect dish to herald spring–shaved asparagus pizza. His famous crust coddles rich and creamy Brie cheese and shaved asparagus, which chars and curls to become a tangle of sweet, crunchy strands on top. Lemon zest adds brightness to the pizza. And its done in 40 minutes. You can’t order delivery that fast.
Yes, we’re eating asparagus on our pizza. And loving every single bite. This inspired recipe from Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery juxtaposes crispy chewy pizza crust with a tangle of tender and lemony asparagus and gooey cheese aplenty. What results is so spectacular, so unexpected, so contrary to everything you thought you knew about pizza, you may find yourself unable to keep up with the compliments. Especially when you daintily divvy it up and set it out with chilled white wine at a cocktail party.–Angie Zoobkoff
Shaved Asparagus Pizza
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- 20 M
- 40 M
- Makes one 18-by-13-inch pizza
Special Equipment: Pizza stone (optional, but preferred)
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Recipe Testers Reviews
The recipe itself is very easy to follow and results in a creamy and bright asparagus pizza—I will definitely use this flavor combination again. I don't have a pizza stone so I cooked it on my large cast iron sheet and it worked like a charm. I’ve recently gotten into adding an egg on my homemade pizzas and I think that would be a delicious addition here. I made 2 pizzas that easily served 3 of us.
This asparagus pizza was love at first bite! Perfectly browned and crispy crust on the bottom with a rich, melty topping and slightly crunchy, lemony asparagus shavings on top. Cooked up beautifully and the asparagus was lightly charred after 15 minutes in the oven. My new favorite pizza.