It’s been a crazy, busy, fantastic week at work, so I am way behind on posting this pizza.
I love asparagus. It’s pretty, it’s tasty, and it’s good for you.
I love pizza. Okay, I’ll be honest – I like pizza in general, but I love my homemade pizza!
So on Saturday night when I was trying to figure out what fun stuff I could put on a pizza, I thought about asparagus. I got hungry. Then I thought about bacon-wrapped asparagus. I don’t love bacon on pizza (it can be a little greasy), so I had an a-ha moment – prosciutto! I’ve had success with that on previous pizzas, so what the heck, right? With that thought, I got hungrier. 🙂
And so was born my pizza homage to bacon-wrapped asparagus!
I started with my standard pizza crust. First I added some garlic scape pesto (sadly, I think it was the last of my pesto from the freezer), then the asparagus. (I cut the asparagus into 1 inch pieces and popped them into the microwave for two minutes before putting them on the pizza.) I topped that with parmesean and mozzerella cheese, a little fresh ground black pepper and prosciutto.
It baked up beautifully! The asparagus was cooked perfectly and the cheese and prosciutto complemented it so well…yum!
I’m having so much fun with pizzas since I learned how to make awesome pizza dough. What pizza will I create next? I can’t wait to find out!
This post is linked to What’s in the Box? at In Her Chucks.
This looks soooo good! You are on a pizza roll!
Thanks! I was really surprised by how much I liked this combo – at first I thought it might be weird, but it was really good. If you have any crazy pizza topping suggestions, let me know!
Melissa, your pizza looks amazing! Sounds like a great combo to me.
I hear ya about using up ‘the last of’ whatever from the freezer stash. Mine are dwindling, too.
Sping’s coming and with that, more farm share goodness.
Thanks! I can’t wait until CSA season starts again. After my CSA this year, I got an extra freezer. I would have liked to freeze more, but I just didn’t have the space before. This year I’m ready!
I love all pizza really, although the homemade ones never make me feel guilty, sluggish or lethargic after. I also happen to love asparagus and this looks great. I have some homemade pesto, although not the garlic scape variety (I devoured that during the summer) in my freezer so I may need to make a pizza tonight with that as my sauce.
Next pizza, I’d use olive oil as a base, some mozzarella and when there’s only a few minutes left to cook, add some grilled cantaloupe. Or you could do whatever you please because your pizzas always looks delicious.
Thanks! Grilled cantaloupe pizza sounds great – what a fantastic idea!
Great idea! May steal that one from you.
Steal away! It’s yummy.
Ooooh, I don’t know how I missed this post! That looks delicious, Melissa! I may try this too! I love that you can get 4 slices of very thin prosciutto from the deli for about 80 cents. Asparagus will be really good and fresh at the market very soon. Great idea!
I think I will make this with a side dish of cut up cantaloupe, muskmelon, and maybe strawberries. What a wonderful meal!
This looks and sounds divine! I love asparagus and prosciutto is a welcomed addition to any meal.
Thanks for sharing and linking up!
Thanks! Prosciutto might just be my new favorite pizza topping – followed closely by asparagus!
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