Shaved Asparagus and Lemon Pizza


I’m not sure why pizza always pops into my mind on Friday’s but it does. Not that it’s not fantastic any other night of the week because it is, but there’s just something about eating pizza on Friday night. Now that has me wondering how much busier pizza delivery guys are on Friday? Hmppph. Seriously though, why order a pizza when you can make one yourself. Might I also add, in less time and for a whole lot less money. Saving money is always good in my book so are options.


Take asparagus for instance. Can you get an asparagus pizza from Papa what’s his name? I don’t think so. At my house, you sure can. I’ve made a white asparagus and prosciutto pizza in the past but I was fascinated when I saw Deb from Smitten Kitchen’s shaved asparagus pizza. I knew I had to give shaving a try. And just like Mikey I liked it. I will admit, it is a little tedious to shave the asparagus (I used my hand mandoline very CAREFULLY might I add a veg peeler might be a better option) but in the end it was worth it.

Next time I think I might try using chili infused olive oil for a little extra kick in the pants.



Shaved Asparagus and Lemon Pizza


  • pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus - shaved
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 1/2 lemon - thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Roll dough to desired thickness. Place onto a greased baking sheet (or pizza stone.) Drizzle olive oil onto dough. Sprinkle cheeses and top with asparagus. Season with salt/pepper.
  3. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes OR until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
  4. Garnish with lemon slices.



  1. 1

    This looks like a great lunch!

  2. 2

    Pizza + Friday are definitely a must-have in our house. I love these flavors together for pizza!

  3. 3

    This is what I’m talking about! Love it!

  4. 5

    The boyfriend and I were planning to do a Thai take-out night today but it looks like I’ll have to make this instead!

  5. 6

    Sold. Now, share your pizza with me.

  6. 7
    Megan L. /

    We either have sandwiches or pizza on Fridays too. I need a great dough recipe. I love Trader Joe’s pizza dough.. mmmmmmm pizza next friday 🙂

  7. 8

    Fab! I love the green and lemon after all these cookies!!!!

  8. 9

    Paula, I love pizza too!!! This looks great…love that you combined shaved asparagus and lemon!

  9. 10

    Friday night pizza rocks. This pizza is so pretty and fresh!!

  10. 11

    We love homemade pizza too! So many options, choices, variety…..the frugalness of it is great, but I also happen to think it’s superior in taste. Don’t you? Mmm…..

  11. 12

    This is pretty much my life motto. Except it’s Pizza, Everyday.

  12. 13

    I’ll have two slices, please. Love asparagus, but I’ve never had it on pizza!

  13. 14

    What a great combination of flavors…for a pizza! So original!

  14. 15

    Oh my gosh, I think I could eat the whole pizza myself–I love asparagus and lemon together!

  15. 16

    Wow what a fabulous combination for pizza!

  16. 17

    I really need this soon! Everytime I look at it my mouth waters!


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