Friday, October 14, 2011

Those Sexy Spears

In honor of my brother-in-law's wedding, I'm going to share my most favorite pizza recipe - Asparagus, Prosciutto, and Truffle Oil Pizza. It may sound odd, but it is AMAZING! Asparagus has been long known as an aphrodisiac. In fact, it is rumored that French lovers dined on three courses of it the night before their wedding!  Did I mention that my husband goes crazy for this, too! (Wink, Wink!) Make it and let me know! Congratulations, Matt and Lindsay!!!

Asparagus, Prosciutto, and Truffle Oil Pizza

Makes 1 large pizza.


1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 - 10 asparagus spears, ends trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces on the diagonal
3/4 cup coarsely grated mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup coarsely grated fontina cheese
6 paper-thin slices prosciutto, cut into 1-inch strips
1 - 2 tablespoons truffle oil (not optional)


Prepare pizza dough. Combine the garlic and olive oil and let stand for 30 minutes. In a bowl, combine the fontina and mozzarella. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until just tender, 3-4 minutes. Drain and cool. Preheat oven to 500 degrees with rack on the lowest setting. When the dough is ready, roll it out as thick or thin as you like it. Place it on an oiled baking sheet. Brush the dough with the garlic-infused oil. Sprinkle the cheese over the dough. Top with the prosciutto and asparagus. Bake according to My Basic Pizza Dough instructions. When done, drizzle with truffle oil. A glass of white wine makes this even more romantic!

Recipe adapted from Joanne Weir's, Weir Cooking: Recipes From The Wine Country.


  1. I made this last night, and it was amazing!

  2. Made this to take to a party and everyone ate it up!