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Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza {Gluten-Free + Paleo Crust!}

May 19, 2015

Pizza just got a healthy makeover with this Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza! Topped with fresh veggies on a grain-free, almond meal and cauliflower crust, you’ll never order in a delivery pizza again.

Pizza just got a healthy makeover with this Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza! Topped with fresh veggies on a grain-free, almond meal and cauliflower crust, this recipe will make you never want to order in a delivery pizza again.Whenever people ask me my #1 recommendation for eating healthy, I always have the same response: “When possible, shop the outer aisles at the grocery store. Stick to produce and organic meats and seafood and try to limit what you find in between”. I do have some pantry staples that spend their lives on lovely shelves, but my main form of sustenance comes from food that have a shorter shelf-life.

I live this way because 90% of the non-pershable foods you find in grocery stores are highly processed and full of ingredients I’d rather not ingest. That being said, it isn’t always realistic or feasible to live off the outer aisles. I think healthy eating requires work, but it shouldn’t be all-consuming.

Pizza just got a healthy makeover with this Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza! Topped with fresh veggies on a grain-free, almond meal and cauliflower crust, this recipe will make you never want to order in a delivery pizza again.Take pizza as an example. Most boxed pizza mixes are made from god-knows what ingredients and offer zero nutritional benefit. But let’s be real, going out and buying all the flours and putting together the dough requires more work than ordering in a delivery pizza. It’s at this point that I’d rather a) order in or b) just make something else. It’s probably why you rarely see a pizza recipe on the blog!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. What we need are more companies making fantastic products from REAL FOOD that make healthy eating easy and equally as delicious as not-so-healthy food. I’m grateful to live in a day and age when these companies are becoming a reality…and may force me to update my first tip to healthy eating rule!

One of these awesome companies is Simple Mills. They make pre-made baking mixes for cookies, cakes and bread made from real ingredients. They’re all gluten-free, paleo-friendly and dairy-free. Not only that, but they are seriously awesome. We’re talking blown-away awesome! I was particularly impressed by their pizza dough, which not only tasted amazing but also totally passed as delivery pizza dough. One of my issues with homemade gluten-free or paleo pizza dough recipes is that you can rarely pick them up. I don’t have the patience for a knife and fork so being able to pick up the dough is a priority. Total success on this front. I was able to inhale half the pizza in 2.5 seconds.

Pizza just got a healthy makeover with this Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza! Topped with fresh veggies on a grain-free, almond meal and cauliflower crust, this recipe will make you never want to order in a delivery pizza again.I topped the pizza with my go-tos – onions and mushrooms- but also threw some asparagus on there for a summer veggie kick. Oh but these are not the only veggies! Simple Mills’ pizza crust actually has CAULIFLOWER in it. Yes, you read that correctly. There is cauliflower in the crust! So basically it’s magic crust and pizza is now an acceptable meal for every dinner. Also I’m game for anyone who shares my love for hiding vegetables in everything.

Before I go and inhale the other half, I thought I should mention the other ingredients in it. What you will find: Almonds, Arrowroot Powder, Flax Meal, *Cauliflower*, Organic Oregano, Cream of Tartar, Organic Garlic. 

And that’s it.

Don’t believe me? Buy a box for yourself and prepare to be blown away by how good this Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza tastes!

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Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza {Gluten-Free + Paleo Crust!}

Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 Simple Mills pizza crust
  • 2 T olive oil, divided
  • 2 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped asparagus
  • 1/2 cup organic mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/2 cup organic ricotta
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make your Simple Mills Dough according to package instructions.*
  2. Brush crust with 1 T olive oil and set aside.
  3. Add remaining olive oil to a large pan and heat over medium heat.
  4. Add scallions and garlic cloves and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add in mushrooms and asparagus and continue cooking until mushrooms have absorbed most the liquid and have wilted (about 5 minutes).
  6. Top your pizza with mozzarella slices and then sprinkle with ricotta.
  7. Place mushroom-asparagus mixture overtop of cheese.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or slightly longer for a crispier crust.
  10. Remove from oven and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired.
  11. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Notes

*I made one large pizza but you're welcome to split it into two as the package instructions call for.

Pizza just got a healthy makeover with this Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza! Topped with fresh veggies on a grain-free, almond meal and cauliflower crust, this recipe will make you never want to order in a delivery pizza again.I’m SO excited that Simple Mills has generously offered to give one THM reader a delicious Simple Mills prize pack so you can try their awesome products for yourself. The pack includes 1 pizza dough, 1 vanilla cake mix and 1 pancake mix all of which are gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free! All you have to do is enter using the widget below.

Giveaway is open to residents of the United States and will run until Friday May 22, 2015 at 11:59 PM. Good luck!

Pizza just got a healthy makeover with this Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza! Topped with fresh veggies on a grain-free, almond meal and cauliflower crust, this recipe will make you never want to order in a delivery pizza again.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Simple Mills; however all opinions and creative control were entirely my own.

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  • Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    May 19, 2015 at 8:32 am

    You know I’m coming over if pizza’s on the menu! I love mushrooms and ricotta cheese on pizza and I totally think homemade is the absolute best way to go!
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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 19, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Now imagine if riley got his magic chef hands onto this crust! I’m salivating just thinking about it…

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    May 19, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I love making homemade pizza! And Simple Mills makes some steller products!
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine recently posted…6 Steps For A Safe Gluten-Free College Experience

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    Les | Balanced Berry
    May 19, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Uhhhhh nomz. That ingredient list is fantastic! I’m totally a pizza with my hands kind of gal. I’m also super boring considering my favorite way to eat pizza is with plain cheese, but I love veggie pizza too. Love these toppings – perfect spring pizza!
    Les | Balanced Berry recently posted…The Best Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 19, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Thank god I’m not alone. When we one day get pizza (and we will!) I’m happy to know we can both go at it with out hands 😉 Ain’t nothing wrong with simple cheesy goodness!

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        Lina Fiore
        May 19, 2015 at 11:20 pm

        I was wondering where I could pick up some of that awesome Simple Mills gf pizza dough mix? I live in Guelph Ontario, an hour outside of Toronto. Can’t wait to get some!!

        thanks Davida, love your recipes!

        Lina

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        Les | Balanced Berry
        May 20, 2015 at 2:01 am

        Yesss girl – one day!
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    Amanda @ Slimplify Life
    May 19, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I feel like I have made every other type of pizza crust – cauliflower, sweet potato, and chick pea – but never tried Simple Mills! I would love to give it a shot!
    Amanda @ Slimplify Life recently posted…Running in the heat – The PERFECT running temp and how heat slows you down

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      You definitely should! I was truly blown away by the taste and texture! Still can’t believe how healthy it is too!

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    Cassie
    May 19, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Whoa whoa whoa, a PALEO crust?!?! Sounds delicious–can’t wait to try ricotta!
    Cassie recently posted…Quest and Elli Quark Deep Dish Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake (Oil Free, Egg Free)

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    Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks
    May 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    My boyfriend recently joined me with being gluten free, and I think what he misses the most is pizza. I’ll have to give that crust a try for him! 🙂
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    skin essentials review
    May 22, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks for finally talking about > Mushroom Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza
    – The Healthy Maven < Liked it!
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    Sarah
    December 31, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    WOW. I am so happy that I found your site!!! I searched for a recipe for baked, spiralized curly fries and there you were! Then I noticed you had Paleo recipes and I searched for grain-free bread. THANK YOU So much for posting this and sharing the Simple Mills brand with me and everyone else who reads it. I am so happy to have found that! 😀 😀 😀

    P.S. This recipe sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

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    Dave Charles
    September 12, 2017 at 3:17 am

    A superb one! I should try it in my home for my daughter Riya. Se love pizza very much. By the way, thank you so much DAVIDA and keep sharing more recipe like this.

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