Recipe: Tomato, Parma Ham & Asparagus Pizza

Yummy Pizza recipe for the whole family. If you can get the children to help you prepare and eat this, this dish includes all nutrients kids need (protein, starch, fibres). Brilliant!

Cooking Time: 15 – 30 mins

Serves: 2


6-8 asparagus spears (snap off the woody ends)

145g pack pizza base mix

plain flour, for rolling out

3 tbsp Sacla’ Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto or Sacla’ Fresh Fiery Chilli Pesto or Sacla’ Italian Tomato Sauce

2 tbsp mascarpone

2 slices Parma ham, snipped into 4

A good handful of finely grated Parmesan

Zest of ½ lemon

extra virgin olive oil

few small basil leaves, to garnish


Lightly oil the asparagus spears, and roast them in a hot oven for about 4 minutes (so they’re still slightly firm).

Make the pizza base according to the pack instructions and roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to shape two rectangular pizza bases.

Transfer the bases onto a baking tray and spread with your favourite Sacla’ pesto or Sacla’ Italian Tomato Sauce, taking it to within 1cm of the edges. Dot with the mascarpone and arrange the asparagus and parma ham on top. Finally scatter over the Parmesan and season well.

Bake the pizzas on the middle shelf of the oven for about 7 minutes until the base is crisp and golden, and the mascarpone has melted and the Parma ham has crisped up.

When they’re cooked, simply scatter over the lemon zest and basil leaves and drizzle over some olive oil. Buonissimo!

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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