Asparagus and Pancetta Pesto Pizza

Asparagus and Pancetta Pesto Pizza is fancy for your face. Check out that edamame!

Asparagus and Pancetta Pesto Pizza

This pizza. What is going on here? Other than a pound of shaved asparagus, adorable shelled edamame, and porky pancetta? Pesto sauce. Your mind wants to melt. Let it. Have you ever had asparagus on a pizza? Or edamame? What about pancetta? What is pancetta anyway? I can answer that, it’s fancy bacon. Kind of like prosciutto. Kind of like bacon. It’s bacon.

For the last two weeks, I’ve had an influx of pesto sauce in my house and needed a gateway for getting it into my mouth (#firstworldproblems). Being as it is spring, I was in the mood for a spring-inspired pizza. So I whipped out the ol’ Β Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix and shaved up some asparagi. It all comes together like a little prayer. You have the fresh parmesan-y pesto with the asparagus ribbons, snappy little edamamers and the salty, oh-so-fatty pancetta. It’s like a bloomin’ circus in your mouth.

Remember when I made that Spring Salad with Shaved Asparagus and Lemon-Parsley Dressing? Similar idea. Asparagus is so fun when it’s all ribbon-ed up.

Asparagus and Pancetta Pesto Pizza

I’m guest posting over at Girl Versus Dough today! Stephanie is welcoming her first child into the world and will be taking a short blogging hiatus to snuggle with her new munchkin. Head on over there to get my Asparagus and Pancetta Pesto Pizza Recipe!

P.S. If you love a good pesto sauce, check out myΒ 4 Ways to Make Pesto without Basil post over at Oh My Veggies!


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  1. Laura @ Raise Your Garden

    This pizza is a big draw for me as I just discovered edamame. So I discovered edamame for the first time in a Wendy’s salad. That’s okay, because I’m not a food blogger!!

    And you used asparagus? I always buy asparagus and if I don’t roast it, it turns into liquid form in my rotter (aka the fridge!). Always need ideas to incorporate asparagus in my diet!

    Not so with bacon, or fancy bacon, pancetta as you called it. Nothing says Mother’s Day like the smell of bacon wafting down the stairs being cooked by my husband!

    1. Julia Post author

      Wahoo! I’m so glad you like the recipe! Edamame is lots of fun…I love both the texture and the flavor, so I’ve been using it in more of my salads and stir frys to add some spunk. I have a tendency to leave asparagus in my rotter for too long too, so this pizza’s the perfect solution since it uses so.dang.much.asparagus!! Hope you enjoy the pizza! Go get that bacon! πŸ˜€

  2. Elaine

    Beautiful! I’m lucky to have an asparagus farm just down the road from here. I’ll be heading there on my lunch break. Gluten-free asparagus pizza for dinner!

    1. Julia Post author

      Lucky you, indeed!! There are no farms in my village (not even close, actually πŸ™ ), so sometimes the asparagus at our local store isn’t the best. But when it’s looking fresh and snappy, I jump all over it! Hope you enjoy!

    1. Julia Post author

      I couldn’t agree more! I seriously can eat it by the spoonful, and recently my favorite placement for it (other than pizza) is scrambled eggs. May sound strange, but it’s SO good!

    1. Julia Post author

      Confession: the crispy cheese is my FAVORITE part about pizza. There’s just nothing like it on this planet. Browned cheese lovers, unite!

    1. Julia Post author

      Awww, thanks Erin! I honestly have no clue what compelled me to put edamame on pizza. Okay, I do: it’s because I love edamame. πŸ˜‰ Have a fun weekend, missy!

    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks for hopping over, Lindsey!! I’m glad you love the pizza and let me know if you try it. I love the green color, too. There’s just nothing like a spring-y green pizza πŸ˜€

  3. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    How nice of you to help Stephanie. I read your ‘about me’ section and yes I think I will follow your site and see what you are up to. Lots of bakers out there. I am developing a love for artisan pizzas. They offer such an easy way to try out quickly flavor combo’s and to serendipitously use what’s lurking without a potential home in your fridge our cupboard.
    This is an excellent example. Just glanced over to the side and noticed a post for thai salad and curry coconut dressing. Gotta go and check that out.

    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks so much, Carol! That Stephanie certainly is a sweet girl πŸ™‚ I’m glad you like a funky fresh pizza, too! I could easily down a standard pepperoni pizza, but sometimes putting more effort into it (i.e. shaving asparagus…) makes me enjoy the pie that much more. Thanks so much for your kind words, and enjoy your weekend.

  4. Allison @ Clean Wellness

    Putting edamame on pizza is a game changer -and I don’t use that phrase lightly! Also, asparagus on a pizza? My mind is officially blown. You go girl!

    PS. Definitely going to check out your pesto recipes. I love a good pesto!

    1. Julia Post author

      Yaaay! Let me know if you try any of the pestos! I seriously couldn’t choose a favorite if my life depended on it. Thanks for your kind compliments!

  5. Joanne

    So much green on this pizza!!! I love it. And I’m sure putting pancetta on the.boy’s half would convince him to love it as well. Win/win.

    1. Julia Post author

      Absolutely! You need to get all them vitamins in your system, and in order to do so, you need to eat all the veggies…with the pizza on the bottom…of course!

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