Spring Swing Pizza

"Call this dish fine-dining pizza: fresh green asparagus, spinach, bacon, and truffles. This gathering of ingredients...
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Spring Swing Pizza
Passion for Pizza/Mats Widén

Spring Swing Pizza

"Call this dish fine-dining pizza: fresh green asparagus, spinach, bacon, and truffles. This gathering of ingredients is perfectly suited to the crispy crust and soft, creamy mozzarella." - Craig Whitson and Tore Gjesteland, authors of Passion for Pizza: A Journey Through Thick and Thin to Find the Pizza Elite

3
Servings
316
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Tip
To make another version of this pizza that we also like, replace the mozzarella with a thin layer of béchamel sauce.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Passion for Pizza by Craig Whitson and Tore Gjesteland, Agate Surrey, 2015.

Ingredients

  • 2 spears green asparagus
  • 9 Ounces pizza dough
  • 3 Ounces fresh mozzarella, shredded
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 10-15 baby spinach leaves
  • Few slices of truffle

Directions

Place a baking stone in the oven, and preheat to 500 degrees F or higher for 1 hour.

Fill a wide saucepan with water, and bring to a boil. Cook the asparagus spears in the boiling water for 1–2 minutes (depending on their thickness), until just tender.

Drain off the water, and place the asparagus spears on a plate to cool. Slice the asparagus spears into 1-inch pieces, then set aside.

Stretch the pizza dough to a diameter of 12 inches.

Spread the mozzarella over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border.

Bake the pizza on the baking stone until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling. Remove the pizza from the oven, and place it on a plate.

Distribute the asparagus, bacon, and spinach leaves over the pizza.

Shave thin slices of the truffle over the pizza, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
71µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
376mg
38%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
98µg
25%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
342mg
49%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
757mg
50%
Water
47g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Pizza Shopping Tip

Pressed for time on a busy weeknight, but don't want to settle for frozen pizza? Start with ready-made pizza crusts. You'll still be able to add your own sauce and fresh ingredients for a homemade taste.

Pizza Cooking Tip

If you're attempting to make your own dough, make sure to keep your work surface lightly dusted with flour, or the dough may stick.

Pizza Wine Pairing

Grenache, gamay, nero d'avola, pinotage, rosé; pinot gris/grigio with seafood pizza; albariño with white pizza.