Egg, Asparagus, and Ricotta Pizza

Egg, Asparagus, and Ricotta Pizza
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Asparagus, Ricotta, and Egg Pizza
Jessica Chou

Asparagus, Ricotta, and Egg Pizza

Anything with an easy egg on top is good in my book (toast, pasta, you name it). And while cracking open an egg and baking it perfectly on a pizza may sound daunting, it's actually an easy way to add protein and requires little magic. Maybe just a dash of pepper.

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2
Servings
214
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 9-ounce ball frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the cookie sheet
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 stalks asparagus, stemmed
  • 4 Tablespoons ricotta
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Roll out the pizza dough until about 8 inches in diameter. Season with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and salt, to taste. Transfer to a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Using a vegetable peeler (or mad knife skills), slice the asparagus into thin strips. Toss in the remaining olive oil and salt. Pile the asparagus on the pizza dough, leaving a circle in the middle for the egg. Then, roughly drop ricotta all over (including the egg circle, packing it down).

Crack open the egg and gently pour into the indented circle. Season with the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper, to taste, over the entire pizza. Bake until the egg whites have settled and the crust is golden, about 8-10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
56µg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
248mg
25%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
164mg
23%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
259mg
17%
Water
30g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Egg Shopping Tip

The fresher the better. Eggs in supermarkets don't even have half the flavor of fresh eggs. Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmer's market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Egg Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.