Bacon Pizza

Bacon Pizza

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
3423 Calories
106g Fat
500g Carbs
107g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 3423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 106g 136%
Saturated Fat 27g 133%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 6525mg 284%
Total Carbohydrate 500g 182%
Dietary Fiber 21g 75%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 107g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 493mg 38%
Iron 31mg 172%
Potassium 1298mg 28%
*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.)

Bacon is one of those guilty pressures that go well with pretty much anything you put it next to. Sandwiches, wraps, soups, pasta dishes, eggs, casseroles, and stews, they all taste better with the earthy and salty flavor of a strip of bacon. Our recipe for a decadent bacon pizza is not for the faint of heart but is easily an upgrade to your usual delivery pizza. Just say no to boring tomatoes and cheese. Serve for an easy dinner along with a green salad or as a fun snack on a game day Sunday.

The key to a successful bacon pizza is to cook the bacon to a crisp consistency. Otherwise, it will become too soft in the cheese and sour cream sauce. You'll still end up with a ton of flavor but a soggy consistency to go along with it. Pre-cooked pizza crusts work great for this recipe. You'll serve dinner faster and won't have to worry about making the dough. If using fresh pizza dough, homemade or pre-bought, always stretch it thin and pre-bake the pizza crust before adding the toppings to avoid a mushy crust. Roll it out thinly and bake for 7 minutes before putting anything on it.

Remember always to pre-cook the meats you're putting on top of your pizza, whether it's bacon, sausage, chicken, or beef. Uncooked meats increase the risk of foodborne illness.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-to-15-inch) precooked pizza crust

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black 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 pound bacon, cooked crisp, drained, pat-dried, and crumbled

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or Muenster cheese

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

    Bacon Pizza ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven to 425 F. If using uncooked dough, shape on a baking sheet and bake for about 5 to 7 minutes once the oven is hot. Remove from oven and reserve. If using a prebaked crust, there's no need to bake before adding toppings.

    pizza crust on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

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  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet and sauté onions and garlic until tender, about 6 to 7 minutes.

    onions cooking in a skillet

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  4. Add the flour, paprika, and pepper and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.

    Add the flour, paprika, and pepper to the onions in the skillet

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  5. Add the sour cream, thyme, and marjoram leaves and cook until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes longer. Stir in the mustard.

    Add the sour cream, thyme, mustard, and marjoram leaves to the onion mixture

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  6. Spread the sauce over the prebaked crust.

    spread onion mixture on top of the pizza crust on the baking sheet

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  7. Top with the bacon and cheeses.

    add bacon and cheese to the top of the pizza

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  8. Bake for 9 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown on the sides, crisp at the bottom, and the cheeses are melted.

    bake the bacon pizza

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  9. Cut into your preferred shape and serve.

    bacon pizza on a top of a parchment paper sheet

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  10. Enjoy!

Do I Need a Pizza Stone?

Pizza stones are a great addition to your kitchen equipment, but unless you make pizza on a weekly basis and are a pizza enthusiast, there is no real need to use a pizza stone. Besides, you need to heat it up for a long time in the oven before it's hot enough to use. Any pizza will become crisp in the oven when baked at the right temperature on a thin metal cookie sheet.

Flavorful Substitutions

There is no wrong way of making this bacon pizza, but here are a couple of suggestions for great variations on our recipe.

  • Use 1 cup chopped Canadian bacon instead of cooked strip bacon for less fat and sodium.
  • Add 1/2 pound of thinly sliced pepperoni for a true meat lover's version.
  • Use other cheeses like Havarti, Swiss, Gruyere, Pecorino, Monterey Jack, or pepper Jack for a bit of spice.
  • Sprinkle 1 to 2 teaspoons of chili flakes once the pizza is done.