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Honey-Cured Ham and Asparagus Pizza

Honey-Cured Ham and Asparagus PizzaEnjoy the savory taste of ham any day of the week. Simple flavors layered on top of a ready-made pizza dough can be served as a dinner or even part of a brunch. Recipe by David Woolley.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups honey-cured ham, cubed (8 ounces)
8 ounces asparagus
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1 to 2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 cup roasted garlic Alfredo sauce, or regular Alfredo sauce
1 teaspoon cornmeal
1 (13.8-ounce) package refrigerated pizza dough
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Snap off and discard woody portions of asparagus. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and asparagus. Cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender. Stir in sherry. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease a 12 or 13-inch pizza pan. Sprinkle with cornmeal.
  4. Pat pizza dough into pan, rounding corners of dough rectangle to fit pan and building up edges. If desired, snip edges with kitchen shears. Bake about 7 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Spread crust with Alfredo sauce. Top with vegetable mixture and ham. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes more or until golden. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 616 calories; Protein: 32 grams; Fat: 26 grams; Sodium: 1836 milligrams; Cholesterol: 94 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 12 grams; Carbohydrates: 61 grams; Fiber: 2 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.