White Pizza with Asparagus, Gruyère, and Ricotta
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Ingredients & Equipment
What we send
- 12 ouncespizza dough
- 5 ouncesasparagus
- 2 ouncesbaby arugula
- 2 clovesgarlic
- 2 tablespoonsflour
- 2 ouncesshredded Gruyère cheese
- 2 ouncesshredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoonbalsamic vinegar
- 1 packetDijon mustard
- 1 packethoney
- 4 ouncesricotta cheese
- 1parchment paper
What You’ll Need
- rolling pin (optional)
- baking sheet
Preheat oven to 450°F. Remove pizza dough from bag and let soften at room temperature so it will be easier to roll out—we recommend at least 15 minutes. Rinse asparagus, trim and discard woody bottoms, and cut into ½-inch pieces. Rinse arugula and pat dry with paper towel. Mince garlic.
Roll out dough
Sprinkle flour onto a clean, dry surface, coating a rolling pin or your hands with a thin layer. Roll or stretch dough into a rectangular shape, rotating frequently and working from center to edges, until ¼-inch thick. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and rub with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add pizza dough, gently stretching to reach edges of baking sheet.
Assemble and bake pizza
Sprinkle garlic over dough, then rub all over with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle over half of Gruyère and half of mozzarella, leaving a 1-inch border. Top with asparagus, then remaining Gruyère and remaining mozzarella. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Bake until crust is crisp and light golden and cheese is bubbling, 12-15 minutes.
Make balsamic vinaigrette
While pizza bakes, in a medium bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, ½ packet mustard, and ½ packet honey (use remaining mustard and honey for a salad dressing). Whisking continuously, slowly add 1 tablespoon olive oil until fully combined. Season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired.
Finish white pizza
Once pizza is baked, dollop 3 tablespoons ricotta evenly over pizza (save the remaining ricotta as a spread for toast, or a dip for fruit or vegetables). Scatter over arugula. Drizzle over half of balsamic vinaigrette, reserving remaining vinaigrette for serving.
Plate white pizza
Cut white pizza into slices and serve with remaining balsamic vinaigrette for dipping. Dig in!