Prosciutto Pizza with Lemon, Blue Cheese and Shaved Asparagus

Ok, seriously, hear me out for just a minute. I know you were weird-ed out by the “lemon” word.  Yes, there is, in fact, lemon on this pizza. Now, don’t run away, please – you need to see this through.

Do you trust me?

If not, you should by now. I haven’t betrayed you yet, have I? Our relationship should be solid by this point.

 Prosciutto Pizza with Lemon, Blue Cheese and Shaved Asparagus


  • 1 batch pizza crust (keep in fridge until ready to use)
  • 4 oz blue cheese
  • 8 oz block cream cheese, at room temperature.
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 package prosciutto (about 4 oz), cut into ribbons
  • 1/4 pound fresh asparagus, washed


  1. Preheat oven to 500.
  2. Mix the cheeses together in a bowl with a fork, making sure they are incorporated thoroughly; set aside.
  3. Snap the ends off of asparagus and shave using a peeler or paring knife.
  4. Using half of the pizza dough, spread with your fingers (you probably want to put some oil on your hands first) onto a cast iron skillet that has been drizzled with olive oil. Spread the dough up the sides of the skillet.
  5. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over crust; add lemon slices, prosciutto and shaved asparagus.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden around the edges.
  7. Make another pizza with the rest of the dough or keep in fridge for later!

 Prosciutto Pizza with Lemon, Blue Cheese and Shaved Asparagus

I have been planning this pizza in my mind for about 5 years. I can’t explain why, I just know I have been. I have to tell you that when I tasted it I was so incredibly satisfied with the outcome that I was scared I would eat the whole pizza before I got pics.


Imagine the tartness of lemon combined with salty blue cheese, prosciutto, and slightly nuttiness of the asparagus. Come on, give the tart little lemon a chance.  See, I don’t steer you wrong, do I?

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