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Asparagus, Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza

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  9 reviews
  • 35 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Have your own little hot artichoke dip on a hand-held crust! With fresh vegetables and three cheeses, this one is extra yummy, melty, and cheesy.

Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Terri Sherman
Palos Heights, Illinois

8
oz fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1
large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1
tablespoon Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4
teaspoon sea salt
1/4
cup Progresso™ panko bread crumbs
1
can Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
6
tablespoons whipped cream cheese spread
1
to 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
jar (12 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
3/4
cup shredded Swiss cheese (3 oz)
3/4
cup shredded Gruyère cheese (3 oz)
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Place asparagus and red pepper in ungreased 13x9-inch pan; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • 2 Bake vegetables 12 to 16 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once halfway through baking. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, spray cookie sheet with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Unroll pizza crust dough onto crumb-coated sheet; press into 15x10-inch rectangle. Flute edges of dough.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 5 Meanwhile, cut asparagus and red pepper into 1/2-inch pieces. Spread cream cheese onto warm crust; sprinkle with lemon peel. Arrange half of the artichokes, asparagus and red pepper over cream cheese; sprinkle with half of the Swiss and Gruyère cheeses. Repeat with remaining vegetables and cheeses.
  • 6 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. Remove from oven; sprinkle with garlic powder.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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