Pizza with Ham, Asparagus, and Ricotta

Top homemade pizza crust with a white sauce made from ricotta cheese and olive oil, smoked ham, asparagus, white Cheddar, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Preheat an oven to 550 degrees F (285 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook uncovered until just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander,...


Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped herbs, such as basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme (optional)
  • 1 pound pizza dough (see footnote for recipe link)
  • 1 tablespoon flour, for dusting
  • 1/2 cup diced smoked ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

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