Monday, April 7, 2014

White Pizza with Asparagus and Peas (+ a Giveaway!)

Happy Monday to you!

Let's start the week off with a tasty recipe and a giveaway, shall we?

The folks at Birds Eye approached me a few weeks ago regarding their new campaign - in conjunction with Disney - to get kids to eat more vegetables. In celebration of their Step Up to the Plate program, Birds Eye asked me to come up with a kid-friendly, vegetable-packed recipe.

And, what food do most kids love? Pizza. So, I created a cheesy, delicious pizza that successfully makes all of the green vegetables on top of it not seem so...kid-unfriendly.

White Pizza with Asparagus and Peas | The Economical Eater

White Pizza with Asparagus and Peas
Yields: 1 pizza (about 4 servings)
-1 tablespoon olive oil + 1 clove garlic, minced
-6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
-9 asparagus spears, trimmed and cut in half
-1 teaspoon olive oil
-2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
-Salt and black pepper

1.) Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2.) Brush crust with olive oil and garlic; top with shredded mozzarella cheese. 
3.) In a small bowl, mix asparagus with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Top mozzarella layer with asparagus spears and peas. Sprinkle with Parmesan and a little bit of salt and pepper.
4.) Bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. 

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White Pizza with Asparagus and Peas | The Economical Eater

This perfect-for-spring pizza was packed with flavor thanks to the peas, asparagus, garlic oil, and cheeses. If I fed this pizza to my nieces and nephew, they wouldn't even notice the "green stuff" on top (especially after they took their first bite!).

Now, how about that giveaway? Birds Eye wants to challenge you, too, to step up to the plate and create your own healthy and kid-friendly veggie dishes. In order to help with that, Birds Eye is giving one lucky EE reader FIVE coupons for free Birds Eye products! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post saying what dish you'd make with these coupons. I'll pick a winner Thursday, 4/10 morning.

Good luck!

I received the same five coupons in order to create my kid-friendly recipe. All opinions are my own.

This giveaway is now closed.


  1. Definitely would use the steamed veggies for a soup!

  2. That pizza looks delicious! I would love the vegetables to make stir fries and pasta/veggie dishes!

  3. I'm a big fan of cold pastas in the summer - I'd make some sort of chicken and veggie pasta salad :)

  4. I would make fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli and peas with salads.

  5. your pizza looks so good!! I had this amazing dish with peas once that i've been wanting to recreate, it had cilantro, olive oil, and a poached egg on top of the peas.

  6. we enjoy a stir fry with variety, these coupons would let me buy our favorites

  7. I'd make a home-style dinner for my dorm room-mates! Haven't cooked since forever.

  8. If I could find this product, I would make Cajun Seasoned Shrimp with Saucy Vegetable Rigatoni ( Rigatoni & Vegetables with Tomato Parmesan Sauce) (Chef's Favorites)
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  9. Either my corn chowder or broccoli potato soup! YUM!!

  10. I'd make soup, stir fry or chicken pot pie!

  11. We use frozen veggies all the time. They are easy and delicious! I'd use the coupons to stock the freezer and make up a batch of enchilada casserole.

  12. I would make stir fries thanks