Recipe courtesy of The Neelys
Episode: Snack Attack!
Bacon and Asparagus Pizza
Total:
1 hr 50 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 50 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Basic Pizza Sauce:

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Adjust oven racks to the middle of the oven. Place a cast iron pizza stone or pan in the oven to heat for 1 hour.

Blanch asparagus 1 minute in a large pot of boiling salted water, then remove and shock in a bowl of ice water. Drain well.

Place asparagus in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine well.

Flour your work surface and roll the pizza dough into a 12-inch diameter. Carefully remove the cast iron pizza stone from the oven and put the dough on top.

Ladle the sauce to cover the bottom of the pizza and top with mozzarella, red onion, bacon, and asparagus coins. Arrange the 8 whole pieces of asparagus fanned out from the center the pizza, like spokes on a bicycle.

Bake until golden and crisp and the cheese has melted, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Basic Pizza Sauce:

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic slices, and red pepper flakes, and saute until the edges of the garlic begin to turn golden, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the crushed tomatoes, salt, and pepper and let simmer 15 minutes.

Turn off the heat and stir in the torn basil. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. 

Cook's Note

Sometimes a pinch of sugar will help balance out the acidity of the tomatoes.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fresh Pizza Dough

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Gnocchi with Bacon and Escarole

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Pizza Dough

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Hawaiian Pizza

Recipe courtesy of Robin Miller

Great White Pizza

Recipe courtesy of Matt Michel

Asparagus Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Baked Beans With Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

White-Bean Soup Shooters with Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Ted Allen

Pan Seared Salmon with Asparagus Lemon Salad, Red Wine Reduction and Watercress Puree

Recipe courtesy of Brad Sorenson

Trending Videos 5 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking