Asparagus and Sausage Pizza

Treat yourself to the goodness of spring asparagus paired with the flavor of sweet Italian sausage. You’ll be glad you did!



  • 1 recipe Quick Yeast Dough for Pizza
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch long pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch wide strips
  • 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage with fennel, casing removed
  • 3/4 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • Ingredients


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place the asparagus in a skillet and add 1 cup water.  Cook until the asparagus are tender; drain and transfer to a bowl.
  3. In the same skillet add the olive oil and cook the peppers until they soften.  Transfer to the bowl with the asparagus.
  4. In the same skillet, cook the sausage until it is no longer pink; season with salt and pepper.  Cool.
  5. Divide the dough in half and roll each piece into a 12-inch round.  Spread the sausage over the dough rounds.  Spread the asparagus and peppers over the sausage.  Sprinkle the provolone over all.
  6. Bake until the crust is brown and the cheese has melted. Slice and serve.

This recipe was featured on Season 21 - Episode 2103.

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Hi- I just saw Ciao Italia’s program Bitter Greens / Friarielli – #2002. I came in when the program was about 1/2 over, so I did not get the recipe ingredients for her Homemade sausage. I searched her website, but did not find it there.

Can you please give me the recipe for the HOMEMADE SAUSAGE? Thank you.

Anna Di Trapano

I’m looking for the recepie for the quick pizza dough that you make in the food processor. I searched her webside but I only found the recepie for the ingredience that she used to make the pizza.Could I have the recepie for the pizza dough please. Thank you.

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