Bacon Pizza

Bacon Pizza
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
745 Calories
52g Fat
27g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4-6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 745
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1789mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 43g
Calcium 645mg 50%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You can use a Boboli® crust, or make Yeast Crust and use half of it for this easy and delicious recipe for Bacon Pizza. For less fat and sodium, you could use 1 cup chopped Canadian bacon instead of cooked strip bacon, or add some pepperoni. True bacon loves may want to use both!

The bacon has to be cooked to a crisp consistency for this recipe, otherwise it will become too soft in the sour cream sauce and cheese. You can certainly add more bacon if you'd like!

I always like to prebake my pizza crust before I add the toppings. If there's one thing I can't abide it's a soggy pizza crust. If you make your own dough, or if you buy some from your local pizza place or use pizza dough from a tube, roll it out and prebake it. Your pizzas will be much better.

For a while I used a pizza stone, but then I decided that the pizza was just fine without that extra work. A pizza stone has to heat up for a long time in the oven before it is hot enough to use. I find that pizzas get crisp and crusty baked on a thin metal cookie sheet.

You can use other cheeses in this easy recipe. Havarti, Swiss, Gruyere, Monterey Jack, or Pepper Jack for a bit of spice would all be wonderful. In fact, you might want to double this recipe and make two pizzas! They'll go fast.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Yeast Crust Recipe OR 1 Boboli® crust
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 to 1 poundbacon (cooked crisp, drained on paper towels and crumbled)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or Muenster cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

  2. Heat oven to 425 F. Make and prebake yeast crust if using. Prebake the crust for about 5 to 7 minutes even if you buy one from a pizza place. No need to prebake Boboli® crust.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet and saute onions and garlic until tender, about 6-7 minutes.

  4. Add paprika and flour and cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add sour cream, thyme, and marjoram leaves and cook until thickened, about 1-2 minutes longer. Stir in mustard.

  5. Spread this sauce over the prebaked crust and top with bacon and cheeses.

  6. Bake at 425 F for 9-15 minutes until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut into squares or wedges and serve.