Menu Planning Monday: Week of April 2nd & Asparagus Pizza

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Favorite Lunch of last week: Taco Salad (recipe in last week’s Menu Plan)

This week’s menu…



Lunch: Bean & Cheese Freezer Burritos

Dinner: Volumetric Burgers & Creamy & Crunchy Potato Salad


Lunch: Chef’s Salad & Homemade Hummus

Dinner: Light & Fresh Vegetable Soup & Sandwich:

– 2 slices whole-wheat bread, 4 slices deli-thin lean smoked turkey breast, 2 pieces lettuce, 3 slices tomato, 1 Tbl. alfalfa sprouts, 1 oz. reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, 2 tsp. mustard


Lunch: Hummus-Stuffed Tortillas

Dinner: Asparagus Pizza


Lunch: Spinach Salad & Pitas

Dinner: Bean & Cheese Freezer Burritos

***Update: Check out the Grocery Deals Round-up for this week – Asparagus is on sale at Hy-Vee this week!!


Asparagus Pizza

We Loved this pizza!! (Or, I loved it, and my husband enjoyed it.) Asparagus reminds me of spring! In fact, this recipe came from Eating Well and they entitled this recipe “Spring Pizza”.


 Ingredients: (I doubled these ingredients to make 2 pizzas)

– 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
–  3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)
–  1/2 cup snipped fresh chives (from 1 bunch), divided
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
– 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough
– 1 cup shredded fontina or mozzarella cheese
I make my own pizza crust:

– 6 c. flour
– 2 Tbl. yeast

Mix together 2 c. warm/hot water and 2 Tbl. oil, then pour over flour and yeast.

Knead until the dough sticks together and shape into a ball. Let rise until doubled.

Makes crust for 2 pizzas.



Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine 4 Tbl. oil (that’s the doubled amount) and garlic in a small bowl; set aside or spread directly on pizza crusts!

asparagus pizza sauce

Step 2: Trim asparagus spears to about 6 inches long. Slice any thicker stalks in half lengthwise. Toss in a bowl with the remaining 2 Tbl. oil, 1/2 cup chives (these are the doubled amounts), salt and pepper.


Step 3: Arrange the asparagus in a circular pattern on the dough with the tips facing out. (I probably should have cut them a little shorter.)

asparagus pizza

Step 4: Top with cheese and the remaining chives. Bake for 30 minutes. (That’s the time I need for my dough. The asparagus only needs 15 minutes.)


What are you cooking this week? I’d like to hear about it!

For more recipe ideas,visit my other Menu Planning Monday posts or Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday Blog Hop!

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4 Responses

  1. Alison @Coupon Kitchen

    Thank you for visiting Coupon Kitchen! The creamy and crunchy potato salad and asparagus pizza look delicious. I think I’ll have to try those!

    • BetsyPool

      You are welcome! The Asparagus Pizza was very good – and now Asparagus is on sale, so we’ll probably have to make it again! I’m glad you stopped by and commented!!

  2. Deborah

    I try to make myself goals like you share, each month and each week. Usually I list more than I can accomplish in a week, but I still get way more done than those weeks I don’t make a list. Which reminds me, my break is over. I need to go tackle some more of that list 😉

    Have a lovely week!
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    • BetsyPool

      Exactly, usually I do list of more goals than I get accomplished. But I at least DID get some things accomplished. That’s the great to focus on! Thanks for commenting!!