Bacon Pizza

Bacon Pizza
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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
Ratings (7)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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 pound bacon, 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

How to Make It

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.

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

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.

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

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