Asparagus Brunch Pizza

My name is Lisa and I am a magazine addict! I have this horrible habit of looking at magazine in the grocery store, or the bookstore, airports…well you get the idea. While I was perusing the magazine aisle last weekend,  a Cook Fresh Spring 2016 magazine caught my eye. So I flipped through the pages and page 47 jumped out at me…..

Fresh, delicious, and perfect for spring Asparagus Brunch Pizza | cookingwithcurls.com

This Asparagus Brunch Pizza {well they actually called it asparagus and egg pizza} is No.7 in their collection of Asparagus 10 Ways. I’m still not exactly sure WHY this raw egg topped pizza seemed appealing to me, but I carried the magazine around the grocery store and purchased all of the ingredients to go home and make one myself!

Grab some delicious, spring asparagus and surprise your family with this amazing Asparagus Brunch Pizza | cookingwithcurls.com

If you know me at all, you know that I like my eggs hard-cooked, and I’m not really a fan of onions…but I was really intrigued and had to try this pizza, LOL

So I made my Homemade Pizza Dough, or you can buy dough at your local pizza place. 😉 While the bread machine was doing it’s thing, I preheated my baking stone and oven to 500 degrees.

Next, remove the woody ends of the asparagus. Remove the tips and set aside. Thinly slice asparagus on a sharp diagonal and place in a large bowl with the tips…..

Asparagus Brunch Pizza asparagus cookingwithcurls.com

Thinly slice onion crosswise and place in bowl. I’m not exactly sure if this is crosswise, but it worked…..

Asparagus Brunch Pizza onions cookingwithcurls.com

Google it if you don’t trust me. 😉 Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Set aside…..

Asparagus Brunch Pizza toss cookingwithcurls.com

Divide dough in half. Place first half on a floured work surface and roll or stretch into a 10 to 11-inch circle. Place dough circle on a sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle with half of the fontina cheese….

Asparagus Brunch Pizza cheese cookingwithcurls.com

and top with half of the asparagus mixture…..

Asparagus Brunch Pizza top cookingwithcurls.com

Slide pizza onto preheated baking stone and cook until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes, turning after 5 minutes. Remove pizza from oven and crack two eggs over the top…..

Asparagus Brunch Pizza eggs cookingwithcurls.com

I was trying to avoid the bubbles and made them look like eyes! LOL Return to oven and cook until egg whites are set, but the yolks are still runny, 2 to 4 minutes…..

Thinly sliced asparagus, and onions, Fontina and Parmesan cheeses, topped with a couple of eggs combine to create an amazing Asparagus Brunch Pizza | cookingwithcurls.com

Remove pizza and place on a cutting board. Sprinkle with half of the Parmesan cheese and chopped chives. Slice and serve…..

Your whole family will be fighting for a slice of this delicious Asparagus Brunch Pizza, so make two! cookingwithcurls.com

Repeat the process for the second pizza. {see below}

Guess what? I LOVED it!! The asparagus and onions melted into the fontina cheese, and the egg mixed with the Parmigiano-Reggiano to create a “sauce” that pulled it all together…who knew? Well apparently the nice people at CookFresh knew, and they are quite brilliant. 🙂

Notes:

  • I have never baked two pizzas at one time, I do not trust my oven.  Feel free to give it a try if you like.
  • If you do not have a baking stone, substitute (2) baking sheets.
  • If not using parchment paper, rub baking sheets with oil. Do not rub oil on a baking stone.
  • Make sure your eggs are room temperature or your crust will over cook while the cold eggs cook.

Maybe Spring is in the air…not in AZ but somewhere…maybe it made me think of Easter Brunch?? Whatever the reason I am glad that I forced myself to try this Asparagus Brunch Pizza, and I will definitely make it again in the future. 🙂

For a more traditional Breakfast Pizza, this one is a winner…..

Breakfast Pizza with sausage gravy, eggs, and bacon on a homemade pizza crust | cookingwithcurls.com

Don’t want to make pizza dough, then give this Breakfast Pizza with Hash Brown Crust a try…..

Breakfast Pizza with Hash Brown Crust | cookingwithcurls.com | #TimetoBelieve #CleverGirls

Do you eat runny eggs?

Enjoy!!

Asparagus Brunch Pizza

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
This fresh, delicious, and perfect for spring Asparagus Brunch Pizza will make everyone in the family hungry for more!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pounds pizza dough
  • 1 Pound thick asparagus
  • 1/2 Small onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Cups grated fontina cheese
  • 4 Large organic eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped chives

Directions

Place baking stone inside oven and heat to 500 degrees for one hour.*
Remove the woody ends of the asparagus. Remove the tips and set aside. Thinly slice asparagus on a sharp diagonal and place in a large bowl with the tips.
Thinly slice onion crosswise and place in bowl.
Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Divide dough in half. Place first half on a floured work surface and roll or stretch into a 10 to 11-inch circle.
Place dough circle on a sheet of parchment paper.
Sprinkle with half of the fontina cheese and top with half of the asparagus mixture.
Slide pizza onto preheated baking stone and cook until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes, turning after 5 minutes.
Remove pizza from oven and crack two eggs over the top. Return to oven and cook until egg whites are set, but the yolks are still runny, 2 to 4 minutes.
Remove pizza and place on a cutting board. Sprinkle with half of the Parmesan cheese and chopped chives. Slice and serve.
Repeat the process for the second pizza.**

Note

*if you do not have a baking stone, substitute (2) baking sheets.

If not using parchment paper, rub baking sheets with oil. Do not rub oil on a baking stone.

**I have never baked two pizzas at one time, I do not trust my oven.  Feel free to give it a try if you like.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

Celebrate Spring with a delicious Asparagus Brunch Pizza at your next family gathering | cookingwithcurls.com

Comments

  1. says

    Damn. That asparagus pizza looks SO SO delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe–always looking for lighter pizza recipes that are easy on the waistline and this one looks like it could be a winner 🙂

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