This Easy Fiddlehead and Asparagus Pizza makes tasty use of spring vegetables. Top your pizza with fiddleheads and asparagus for a delicious fresh pizza.
My recommendation is to run right out to the store this very minute to grab some fiddleheads while you can. You're going to want to whip up this pizza while you have the chance. It's perfection.
If you're unfamiliar with cooking fiddleheads please know you MUST cook them before using them. For real, people. Do not skip this step.
For food safety reasons make sure you boil, or steam, your fiddleheads prior to use.
Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let's move on.
My Dad loved fiddleheads. I'm not exaggerating. He was over the moon for them.
We all grew up eating them as kids. My Dad was the kind of man was old school. You ate what was on the table. No exceptions.
At the time we hated the rule. Now as an adult, I appreciate that my Dad did it.
I think it taught us to appreciate lots of different kinds of food. We ate so much variety.
I was usually the one who fought all of my Dad's rules and choices. Now I'm grateful he opened us up to different foods.
One of those foods is fiddleheads. I had no idea they were so yummy when I was a kid. I just thought they looked funny.
Let's be honest, they do look funny. That's okay though, most delicious food does.
Now, rush into your kitchen and make this Easy Fiddlehead Asparagus Pizza right now!
How to Prepare and Cook Fiddleheads:
- Clean your fiddleheads with a vegetable brush, removing any brown areas.
- Cut woody ends off.
- Wash and rinse them very well.
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add a bit of salt to the water.
- Drop the fiddleheads in the water, and boil for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Drain and rinse with hot water.
- Your fiddleheads are now ready for use.
- Pizza Dough - You can make your own homemade pizza dough or use packaged dough.
- Pizza Sauce - I love making homemade pizza sauce but you can use jarred sauce if you like.
- Cheese - This pizza uses mozzarella cheese. You can use another other cheese you love. Personally, I absolutely LOVE pizza mozzarella.
- Fiddleheads - Use fresh fiddleheads and please follow instructions to prepare them carefully!
- Asparagus - I recommend using just the tops for visual appeal but you can totally use the full spear if you prefer.
How to Make Fiddlehead Asparagus Pizza:
First, prepare your fiddleheads prior to making the pizza. Clean your fiddleheads with a vegetable brush, removing any brown areas. Cut woody ends off. Wash and rinse them very well.
Then, bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add a bit of salt to the water. Drop the fiddleheads in the water, and boil for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and rinse with hot water.
Your fiddleheads are now ready for use.
Next, preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Then, spray a pizza pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
Roll out or hand stretch your dough so it covers the pizza pan.
Next, spread the sauce over the dough.
Then, toss the cheese on the pizza.
Add cooked fiddleheads to the top.
Then, add asparagus to the top.
Place the pan in the oven and cook for about 8 to 12 minutes.
For clarity, I used the middle rack of my oven for this pizza. You can use the bottom rack if you like a super crispy bottom.
Lastly, remove the pan from oven carefully. Garnish if desired. Slice with a pizza cutter or pizza rocker.
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Easy Fiddlehead and Asparagus Pizza
- Cook your fiddleheads prior to use. Directions below to boil them. Do not use raw fiddleheads on pizza. Do not eat raw fiddleheads.
- 1 package of pre-made pizza dough or homemade pizza dough
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- ½ pound fiddleheads cooked properly prior to use
- ½ pound asparagus tops only
- fresh parsley or oregano
- Clean your fiddleheads with a vegetable brush, removing any brown areas. Cut woody ends off. Wash and rinse them very well.
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add a bit of salt to the water. Drop the fiddleheads in the water, and boil for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and rinse with hot water.
- Your fiddleheads are now ready for use.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Spray a pizza pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- Roll out or hand stretch your dough so it covers the pizza pan. Use your fingers to spread the dough. If you like crust you can manipulate the dough so there's an edge around the rim that's slightly bigger than the middle.
- Spread the sauce over the dough.
- Toss the cheese on the pizza evenly.
- Add cooked fiddleheads to the top. Then add asparagus to the top.
- Place the pan in the oven and cook for about 8 to 12 minutes, depending on how you like your pizza. If you like it crispy and very brown you can leave it in the oven for up to about 15 minutes.
- I used the middle rack of my oven for this pizza. You can use the bottom rack if you like a super crispy bottom. Just check the pizza a little sooner.
- Remove from oven carefully. Garnish if desired. Slice with a pizza cutter or pizza rocker.
- Serve with a big old fiddlehead loving smile!
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That is a great looking pizza!
Not only do they look cool, but fiddleheads have a fun name to boot! Those are two qualities that might get my boys to try them--especially if I put them on an awesome looking pizza like this one. Kids will eat just about anything on a pizza.
I LOVE fiddleheads! I see them in the store but they are always so expensive. I think if I got my hands on them I would totally make this pizza. Looks so lovely.
Isabelle @ Crumb
I've made lots of things with fiddleheads, but somehow I just never thought to put them on pizza. Which is clearly a major oversight, because hello gorgeous pizza pie smothered with deliciousness! Girl, you are a total evil genius and I love you for it. 🙂
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
So I can't lie, I've never had fiddleheads! I've never even seen them before! Where have I been? Ps. my dad was the same way when we were growing up. We ate what was made for dinner and that was it! Pizza looks great!
What a fun pizza!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
This is one seriously fun pizza. I've never tried fiddleheads but I've heard such great things about them. If they taste anything like asparagus, I know I'd LOVE them!!!
The epitome of a spring pizza! So inventive and delicious!!!
Cheryl - Pook's Pantry
LOVE Fiddleheads and Love Pizza! What a great combo!
I love fiddleheads, they taste great and are so cute! This looks fantastic, love the combo of Spring vegetables on pizza too!
I have never used fiddleheads, but man this pizza sounds perfect for Friday night!
What a fabulous pizza! I've heard about fiddleheads and seen them in farmers markets, but have never tried them. Now I feel as though I'm practically a fiddlehead maven:)
What kind of pizza crust did you use? It looks like the perfect crust I've been looking for!
Hey. I actually just used pre-made dough for this one. I keep a few Pillsbury ones in the fridge for when I'm too busy to make my own.
Do you own a bread machine? I have a few recipes that mix the dough in a bread machine. They're really good.
This one is on my grill site and uses beer, it's amazing and probably my favourite dough: http://kissmysmoke.com/buffalo-chicken-pizza/
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I also highly recommend buying frozen bread dough, then cover it with a bit of butter and let it defrost and rise all day. Cover it and leave it somewhere warm. Pound it down once, then let it rise again. It works perfectly for pizza. I use that a lot. You can buy packages in the freezer section, they have 5 frozen bread doughs in the package. If you can't find any let me know and I'll take a photo for you next time I'm at the store. I've used them for about 30 years and swear by them. My hubby used to work at a place called Ready Bake in Canada and we fell in love with their frozen bread dough.