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Spring Pizza With Zucchini, Prosciutto, Asparagus & Buffalo Mozzarella

A white pizza with zucchini, prosciutto, asparagus and buffalo mozzarella. A thick crust base spread with ricotta, lemon zest and baked with zucchini ribbons and slices of asparagus. This pizza recipe is perfect for Spring, it’s fresh, fun and so delicious!

Because there’s always room for pizza…

An overhead shot of a white base pizza with zucchini, prosciutto and asparagus

As far as I’m concerned there ain’t nothing wrong with a little pizza on a Monday. When the weekend’s over, our alarms start ringing wayy too early and the working week begins.

Yes, Mondays aren’t my favourite day but you know what is, pizza day (or night). This fresh pizza is the perfect way to start the week off right and who can’t be excited about Mondays that involve pizza?!

It’s made with a white ricotta base mixed in with some lemon zest, so simple but utterly dee-lish! It’s also topped with zucchini ribbons and slices of asparagus. Two green veggies I absolutely love! Who else is so excited about asparagus being in season?!

When it comes out of the oven it’s then topped with more deliciousness including buffalo mozzarella…which quite frankly tastes like HEAVEN!

Making Pizza Dough From Scratch

Ok, so since I work from home it’s easy for me to run to the kitchen for 10 minutes and make some pizza dough which I then let rise all afternoon until I’m ready to make pizzas for dinner.

If you have time, do it but if not I have something you may like! INSTANT pizza dough.

YES, I have a recipe here where you can make pizza dough in under 10 mins that does not require any yeast or rising time and is ready to use right away!

So what’s the catch?! If you’ve used this dough before (I know many of you have and love it) then you’ll know that it’s a thin crust dough. Don’t expect a thick, fluffy crust because you won’t get it. It makes a thin and crispy delicious pizza base and it’s a total lifesaver when you need pizza like, right now!

How To Make Pizza With Zucchini, Prosciutto, And Asparagus

First, make the pizza dough. You can get full step by step instructions for making traditional pizza dough here or my instant pizza dough here.

When you have your dough ready, pre-heat the oven to the highest temperature possible, roll out the dough and place on a baking tray.

Tip: Sprinkle the baking tray with semolina flour, regular flour or polenta before placing the pizza base on top to stop it sticking.

Step by step photos for how to make pizza with zucchini, prosciutto, asparagus and buffalo mozzarella

Next spread the ricotta and lemon zest on top of the base followed by zucchini ribbons and slices of asparagus. Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes until the base is crispy and golden and the toppings are slightly browned.

Finally top with a few slices of prosciutto, peas, buffalo mozzarella and tear over some fresh basil and mint. Serve and enjoy your Monday!

Tips And Tricks For Making This White Pizza With Zucchini;

  • Cut the zucchini into as thin slices as possible by using a vegetable peeler or mandoline
  • Choose high-quality prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella (these toppings add so much flavour)
  • Use semolina flour to dust the baking tray to stop the dough from sticking, this also gives a nice crispy base (you can also use regular flour or polenta for this)
  • Make sure your oven is at the highest temperature possible before baking your pizza
  • You can make traditional pizza dough ahead of time and freeze it. Simply defrost before using for a quick weeknight meal.
  • Alternatively, use my Instant Pizza Dough that’s ready to use in only 10 minutes

Other News

Guys…I’m so sorry I’ve been a little MIA over the last week but I have some major news coming this week. This will be a whole other post that I’ll be sharing with you. I’m a mixture of excited and nervous to share it with you so keep your eyes peeled. It’ll be dinging in your inbox very soon.

Also I’d LOVE to know what your favourite recipes are so far? What do you want more of? Let me know in the comments below or send me an email using the contact form. I always want to please ya, y’know!

A close up of pizza with zucchini, asparagus and prosciutto

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5 from 7 votes
Pizza with Zucchini, Prosciutto, Asparagus and Buffalo Mozzarella
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
For the dough
2 hrs
Total Time
45 mins
 
A white pizza with zucchini, prosciutto, asparagus and buffalo mozzarella. A thick crust base spread with ricotta and lemon zest and baked with zucchini ribbons and slices of asparagus. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people (makes 2 large pizzas)
Calories: 781 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
Ingredients
  • Pizza Dough (see step 1)
  • 1 large zucchini/courgette cut into ribbons (see notes)
  • 6 asparagus spears cut into slices
  • 1 small handful peas (around 1/4 cup)
  • 14 oz (400g) ricotta
  • Lemon zest from half a lemon
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 1 ball Buffalo mozzarella
  • 1 small handful fresh Basil
  • 1 small handful fresh Mint
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • semolina flour for dusting (can use regular flour or polenta)
Instructions
  1. First, make the pizza dough. You can get full step by step instructions for making traditional pizza dough here or my instant pizza dough here.
  2. When you have your dough ready, pre-heat the oven to the highest temperature possible.
  3. Sprinkle the baking tray with semolina flour (see notes). Roll out half of the dough and place on a baking tray. Repeat with the second half of the dough on a second tray or bake one at a time.

  4. Mix the ricotta and lemon zest in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Spread one pizza base with half of the ricotta and lemon zest followed by zucchini ribbons and slices of asparagus. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Repeat with the second pizza.

  5. Bake in the oven for around 10-15 minutes until the base is crispy and golden and the toppings are slightly browned.

  6. Once removed from the oven top with a few slices of prosciutto, peas, buffalo mozzarella and tear over some fresh basil and mint. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is calculated using traditional pizza dough.

Tips For Making This White Pizza With Zucchini;

  • Cut the zucchini into as thin slices as possible by using a vegetable peeler or mandoline
  • Choose high-quality prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella (these toppings add so much flavour)
  • Use semolina flour to dust the baking tray to stop the dough from sticking, this also gives a nice crispy base (you can also use regular flour or polenta for this).
  • Make sure your oven is at the highest temperature possible before baking your pizza
  • You can make traditional pizza dough ahead of time and freeze it. Simply defrost before using for a quick weeknight meal. 
  • Alternatively, use my Instant Pizza Dough that's ready to use in only 10 minutes (link in step 1)

Nutrition Facts
Pizza with Zucchini, Prosciutto, Asparagus and Buffalo Mozzarella
Amount Per Serving
Calories 781 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 296mg 12%
Potassium 328mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 30.2%
Vitamin C 12.3%
Calcium 77.7%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Caroline @ Pinch Me, I'm Eating!
    May 6, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I miss the pizza in Italy, and this one looks absolutely amazing!!! You had me at prosciutto. And lemon zest. And asparagus. I’ve somehow only recently re-discovered how amazing a homemade pizza night at home can be – I’ll have to make some of your pizza crust and stick it in the freezer for future meals!

  • Reply
    Marlee
    May 6, 2018 at 12:53 am

    White pizzas are probably my most favorite! I love the simpleness of the toppings but they all work so well together!

  • Reply
    Amy Treasure
    April 23, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Homemade pizza is everything! Thank you so much for the amazing recipe, I will try it!

  • Reply
    Danielle Wolter
    April 23, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    I want to know your exciting news! LOL. This sounds delicious and your photos are so beautiful. And I def have to check out your 10 minute pizza crust. I love a think crust. But more than that, I love that it only takes 10 minutes!

    • Reply
      Inside the rustic kitchen
      April 24, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      Haha..I will be revealing all this week (it’s not really that exciting now that I’ve said it LOL). Yes definitely do it, I love it and use it all the time! Thanks Danielle

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    April 23, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Oh, how I love pizza! Your recipe really impresses! Looks incredible! Very interesting combination of ingredients. I really like. Very beautiful presentation. I definitely want to try your recipe, and I’m sure it is very tasty! Thank you for sharing this great and interesting recipe! I am pinning this recipe for later!

  • Reply
    Ruthy @ Percolate Kitchen
    April 23, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    I am fully trying that thin crust recipe with this- thank you for sharing! I’m always on the hunt for a good weeknight pizza, we’re obsessed with them.

  • Reply
    Amy | The Cook Report
    April 23, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    This looks absolutely perfect for spring, I can’t get enough of that zucchini prosciutto combination!

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