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How To Make Asparagus Pesto Pizza

Learn to make asparagus pesto pizza. One of my favorite inventive pizza recipes is the one with the asparagus. Asparagus, pesto, mozzarella, parmesan, caramelized onions, and pre-made pizza crust are all ingredients in this vegetarian pizza recipe. Ill demonstrate how to top your pizza with asparagus in the simplest possible manner. Make this elegant pizza recipe for brunch, a party appetizer, or a quick meal.

Lets get started with Asparagus pesto pizza!

Step-by-step guide to making asparagus pizza

To get started on the ingredients for this asparagus pizza, caramelize the onion.

Cut the onion into 1″ slices. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Add the onion slices, stirring regularly until golden brown, about 10 minutes. If the onion starts to burn, add a little butter. Once the onion is caramelized, set aside.

Asparagus Pesto Pizza

Asparagus Pesto Pizza

Cooking Asparagus for Asparagus Pizza

Heat a skillet over medium heat, add the asparagus and ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Add salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Stir for 3 minutes. Add the garlic, stir for one minute, remove the asparagus from the pan, and set aside. Reserve oil in the pan.

Here is another way to prepare asparagus. Look at this Vacuum asparagus recipe.

How to make pesto sauce for Asparagus pesto pizza

This recipe starts with branch pesto from the store and adds a couple of ingredients to turn it into a buttery sauce.

Add butter and pesto to the pan that was used to cook the asparagus. It will soak up the extra garlic and olive oil from the pan, adding a ton of flavor.

Cook over medium-low heat until butter is melted.

Spread the pesto mixture over the premade dough.

Do you work with frozen dough? Frozen Premade Pizza Dough can also be used for this recipe. Just use the same ingredients and use the cooking instructions from that guide.

For my asparagus pizza, I used Trader Joes pre-baked pizza crust.

If youre starting out with fresh dough, see my tips on how to make pizza with store-bought dough.

Add the mozzarella, caramelized onions, and asparagus to the pizza.

Bake the asparagus pizza for 5-10 minutes at 450 degrees, until the cheese is melted.

Sprinkle the asparagus pizza with Parmesan cheese and basil.


How do you know when the pizza is ready to cook?

Asparagus Pesto Pizza

Asparagus Pesto Pizza

When the asparagus pizza is done cooking, the mozzarella will melt completely and the pizza crust will be crispy underneath.

When is the best season for asparagus pizza?

Asparagus are usually available year-round. However, the harvest season for asparagus is spring. Making asparagus pizza the perfect gourmet pizza recipe for spring.

Check out other great spring recipes here!

Where to cut the asparagus

The studs will break naturally where the ends should be cut, about 1.5 inches from the bottom. To cut asparagus, break the stem of the asparagus where it naturally wants to break. This will separate the edible plant flesh from the base of the plant.

Why many people choose asparagus pesto pizza

Asparagus pesto pizza has become increasingly popular as a tasty and nutritious alternative to regular pizza. The addition of asparagus to the pizza not only improves its nutritional value but also enhances its overall taste. Pesto, which is created with fresh herbs, almonds, and olive oil, is a lighter substitute for tomato sauce that also gives a savory punch to the pizza. The versatility and satiety of asparagus pesto pizza come from the fact that it can be made with any toppings you like, any time of year. This pizza is fantastic whether youre trying to cut down on your pizza intake or youre just a big fan of the flavor combination of asparagus and pesto.

More Recipes Using Trader Joe’s Ingredients

Asparagus Pesto Pizza

Asparagus Pesto Pizza

Are you also a Trader Joes enthusiast? I love planning shopping trips to Trader Joes. Its almost like a vacation… walking through the halls to discover new things. When I get home, I get inspired to develop new recipes.

My best recipes using Trader Joes products end up here at Sip Bite Go…

Check out more of the best meals to make with Trader Joes ingredients and my full list of Trader Joes must-haves.

Tasty Tips and Notes for Making Pesto Asparagus Pizza

  • The finer the asparagus, the better. Thin asparagus cooks faster and is easier to cut into the pizza.
  • If using thick asparagus, cut it into 1.5″ sections before cooking. This will make the asparagus bite-sized and easier to eat on the pizza.
  • home use spinach and basil pesto Its so easy to do!
  • Caramelized onion is delicious on this Pesto Asparagus Pizza! Make a couple of onions and save the leftovers for salads or scrambled eggs.
  • If youre working with fresh pizza dough, check out this recipe on how to make pizza at home with store-bought dough. He will teach you how to pre-bake the dough. You can then top it with asparagus pizza toppings.
  • See instructions on how to turn regular store-bought pesto into a sauce, using butter and olive oil, for this recipe.
  • To mince fresh garlic I use this handy dandy tool.
Asparagus Pesto Pizza

Asparagus Pesto Pizza

Asparagus Pizza Recipe with Pesto and Caramelized Onions

Learn how to make Asparagus Pizza with Pesto and Caramelized Onions. This asparagus pesto pizza recipe is one of my favorite easy and unique pizza recipes. This vegetarian pizza recipe uses asparagus, pesto, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, caramelized onions, and pre-made pizza crust. Ill show you how to do everything, the easiest way, to top your asparagus pizza. Make this gourmet pizza recipe for brunch, a party app, or as an easy dinner recipe.

Tips for storing asparagus pesto pizza

Pizza topped with asparagus pesto is simple and quick to store. Some things to remember are listed below.

After your asparagus pesto pizza has finished cooking, allow it to cool to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container. It will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days.

If you need to keep your asparagus pesto pizza for more than three days, freezing it is your best bet. Put the pizza in a freezer-safe container after being wrapped individually or in a single layer of plastic wrap. Two months in the freezer is plenty of time for it to retain its quality.

To reheat your asparagus pesto pizza, simply set the slices on a baking pan and heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat in the oven for 5-10 minutes. You may also reheat it in the microwave or toaster oven, however the crust may not be as crunchy.

When storing pizza in the fridge or freezer, its best to keep the toppings separate from the crust. This will keep the toppings from drying out and the crust from turning soggy.


Asparagus pesto pizza is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy pizza during the spring and summer months. The combination of tender asparagus spears and homemade pesto sauce on a crispy crust creates a fresh and flavorful meal that is both satisfying and nourishing. This pizza is easy to customize with your favorite toppings, and its a great way to use up any excess asparagus you may have on hand. Whether youre looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a fun and flavorful meal to share with friends and family, asparagus pesto pizza is a great choice. So, give this recipe a try and enjoy a delicious and nutritious pizza thats sure to become a new seasonal favorite with The Blue Stove!

FAQs of Asparagus pesto pizza

Can I use store-bought pizza dough for making asparagus pesto pizza?
Yes, you can use store-bought pizza dough to save time. Just make sure to follow the instructions on the package for baking the dough.

Can I use frozen asparagus instead of fresh?
Fresh asparagus is recommended for this recipe, but you can use frozen asparagus in a pinch. Just make sure to thaw and drain it before using it on the pizza.

Can I make the pesto sauce ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the pesto sauce ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Can I add other toppings to the asparagus pesto pizza?
Yes, you can add other toppings to the asparagus pesto pizza, such as sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, or onions. Just make sure not to overload the pizza with too many toppings.

How long should I bake the asparagus pesto pizza?
Bake the asparagus pesto pizza in a preheated oven at 425°F for around 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

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