Finished pizza with bubbling cheese and spinach

Spinach and Pancetta Thin Crust Pesto Pizza

A delicious pizza recipe with fresh baby spinach, mozzarella cheese and chopped pancetta bacon on top of a simple pesto base.
Course Comfort Food, Dinner, Easy Dinners
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Homemade Pizza Recipes, Simple Pizza Recipe, Thin Crust Pizza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Melissa


  • Homemade Pizza Dough (see below)
  • 1 c Baby Spinach
  • 5-6 Slices of Pancetta cooked and crumbled
  • 1 ½ c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pesto can use store bought or make your own - see above


  • Prepare pizza dough as instructed (or use store bought if preferred)
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Stretch out dough on surface with cornmeal and flour
  • Lightly sprinkle cornmeal on pizza peel and place dough on top; assemble with your toppings
  • Start with your pesto, gently spreading from the center of your dough out
  • Evenly lay out your spinach and crumbled pancetta
  • Top with mozzarella and slide onto cornmeal dusted pizza stone
  • Cook for about 10 minutes until crust is golden and spinach is wilted
  • Serve with a side salad and enjoy