I think the title of this recipe speaks for itself - three cheeses, bacon... all on one little pizza. See, enough said.
Actually, I'll say one more random thing - when spied this recipe in my Food Network magazine, it sparked my interest immediately. You see, there is a small gourmet pizza place right down the street from us called Pesto's. I have mentioned this pizza hang out before, but it's been awhile. We don't really venture far from our favorite pizza, which is there pesto pizza. It's amazing. How we make it different is we either order it with pepperoni or, when we are really feeling frisky, we order it with bacon! I like the bacon better than pepperoni, but I'm sure that doesn't surprise most of you. You could easily turn this pizza into that by drizzling some pesto over the pizza when it comes out of the oven. Heck, if I had had some on hand, I would have used it to dip this pizza in, actually. Oh goodness would that have been wonderful!!! Mmmmmmmm!!!
On a side note - for those of you that are fans of The Walking Dead - I am writing this early on Sunday morning, so I can't say anything about the new episode... BUT.. if you want to chat about it.. email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) - I always love a good WD conversation!!
Three Cheese Bacon Pizza
Slightly adapted from Food Network Magazine
1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1 cup perfect pizza sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 pound prepared pizza dough, at room temperature
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring, until just starting to crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
Roll out the pizza dough and place on slightly greased baking sheet. Place in oven and allow to bake for 8 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. Spread the pizza sauce over the top, top with cheeses and bacon and place back in the oven 8-10 minutes longer, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted (if the bacon is already pretty crispy, put it on in the last 4-5 minutes of cook time, that way it doesn't get too well done). Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit before slicing. Enjoy!
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