Guest Blogger: Julien Garman
Easy Goat Cheese and Asparagus Pizza
I love food. SO. MUCH. I’m the love-stuffing-my-face-and-find-so-much-joy-in-chowing-down kind of food lover.
But since I also work a ton, I don’t have all the time in the world to make delicious treats. So when I find an easy recipe for totally awesome food, I can’t help but share it.
This recipe I’m sharing basically came from my craving for goat cheese one afternoon. It’s so so good, and with the Betty Crocker pizza crust mix, it simplifies the pizza making process a ton.
Check out my recipe and food photos below. Delish doesn’t even begin…
- 8 oz of pizza sauce
- One sweet onion
- 5 asparagus spears
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- A couple tablespoons of flour for rolling the dough (or else it will all stick to your hands, just trust me on this one)
- 4 oz of fresh goat cheese (we used Classic Chèvre)
- 1/2 cup of grated parmesan (we used Pecorino Romano) cheese
- 4 torn up mozzarella medallions
- A couple shakes of freshly ground black pepper
- Pizza stone (put olive oil on this bad boy too if you don’t want your pizza to stick)
- Pizza cutter/slicer
- Non-stick sauté pan
- Pastry brush (or a spoon will do just fine)
- Large bowl for making pizza dough
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Wash and trim your asparagus. Cut each of them in half length-wise and then cut into 2 inch pieces. Place with some olive oil in a separate bowl.
3. Chop up an onion (style to your liking) and sauté with the rest of the olive oil. Set aside.
4. Add 1/2 cup of hot water to your Betty Crocker pizza mix. Put flour on your hands (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!) Kneed the dough inside the large bowl, then put a kitchen towel over the bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
5. After 10 minutes, roll out the dough on your favorite pizza stone/pan/whatever you can find, leaving an inch around the edges. Once evenly distributed, roll over the edge of the dough to create your crust.
6. Using a pastry brush or spoon, give the dough a thin layer of olive oil.
7. Next, evenly distribute the pizza sauce.
7. Add the mozzarella and goat cheese (I just crumbled ours), sautéed onion, asparagus and Parmesan cheese.
8. Stick that pizza in the oven for 12-17 minutes.
9. After 12-17 minutes, take your pizza out, cut with pizza cutter thing and chow down with your favorite wine or beer.
Note: *Posing with your pizza in front of your favorite painting is optional.
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