Easy Pizza Recipe with Bacon and Asparagus
Spring vegetables are the star of the show in this easy pizza recipe with asparagus, bacon, peas, and pine nuts!
white cheddar cheese
thick cut bacon
fresh asparagus spears
crushed red pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Working on a lightly floured surface, stretch the dough out to your desired thickness.
Poke holes all over the dough, and lightly brush with olive oil, focusing on the edges.
Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
Bake for 5 minutes, remove from the oven and set aside.
Cook the bacon until crisp, remove from the pan, and reserve one tablespoon of the grease.
Add the red onion and cook for two minutes.
Add the asparagus and frozen peas and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
Remove the pan from the heat to allow the mixture to slightly cool.
Spread the crust with ricotta in a thin, even layer, followed by half of both kinds of cheese.
Add the cooked veggies and the bacon, followed by the remaining cheese, pine nuts, and crushed red pepper.
Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped fresh Italian parsley or basil, if desired.
Depending on how thick or thin your crust is, the cooking time will vary.