Asparagus Strips

Pizza crust makes a quick base for this pretty asparagus appetizer flavored with pesto and melted cheese.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 28
 

Ingredients

1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
1/4
cup basil pesto
14
fresh asparagus spears (about 4 oz), trimmed to about 6 inches
1/4
cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup shredded Asiago cheese (2 oz)

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease large cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Press to 14x8-inch rectangle. Fold both long sides over about 1/2 inch to form rim, pressing to seal. Bake 8 minutes.
  • 2 Spread dough with pesto. Arrange asparagus and onion on dough. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut crosswise into 14 (1-inch) strips. Cut in half lengthwise to make 28 pieces. Serve warm or cool.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease large cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Press to 14x8-inch rectangle. Fold both long sides over about 1/2 inch to form rim, pressing to seal. Bake 8 minutes.
  • 2 Spread dough with pesto. Arrange asparagus and onion on dough. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut crosswise into 14 (1-inch) strips. Cut in half lengthwise to make 28 pieces. Serve warm or cool.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Look for fresh asparagus that is bright green with firm, unopened tips. To trim, snap off the tough ends where they break naturally. If desired, use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer layer of the spears.

Store unused pesto in the refrigerator. Use later for pastas, soups or sandwiches.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.