Mini Pizzas Offer an Unexpected, yet Delicious Flavor Combo

The combination of toppings might sound strange but they taste delicious together.
Mini Pizzas Offer an Unexpected, yet Delicious Flavor Combo
Take pizza night to another level with these party-style pizzettes. (Blaine Moats/TNS)
These cute mini pizzas are topped with asparagus, walnuts, mint, orange and smoked mozzarella cheese for what may sound like an unusual combination of pizza toppings, but try it for yourself. The mix puts a downright delicious spin on pizza night.

Asparagus and Smoked Mozzarella Pizzettes

Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves 6
  • 1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 12 ounces thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided
  • 1 cup shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves, torn
  • Zest of 1 orange
Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 500 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Divide dough into 6 portions; stretch each piece into a 7-by-3-inch oval. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Toss asparagus with oil on a second baking sheet; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bake the dough on the top rack and the asparagus on the bottom rack for 3 minutes.

Press the dough with the back of a spatula, if necessary, to flatten slightly. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Scatter the asparagus and scallions over the cheese.

Bake the pizzettes on the top rack until the cheese is melted and the crust edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, walnuts, mint, and orange zest.

Recipe nutrition per serving:

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264 Calories, Total Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Fiber: 3 g, Total Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 11 g, Sodium: 464 mg, Potassium: 123 mg, Iron: 1 mg, Folate: 28 mcg, Calcium: 119 mg, Vitamin A: 572 IU, Vitamin C: 6 mg.

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