Bacon Crust Pizza

Bacon Crust Pizza

Ever since my BreakFast Fatty post, I have been getting bombarded with emails requesting more bacon recipes.  So I took the bacon weave from the breakfast fatty, cooked it like my bacon crusted quiche and mixed it with America’s Favorite Dish, PIZZA!  Yep, I took this pizza to the carbohydrate free extreme (ok a few carbs in the sauce, but come on, bacon crust pizza).  I made the crust out of pure BACON!

Bacon Crust Pizza

Bacon Crust Pizza

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet pan.  Make sure to use a pan with a little lip as the bacon renders a tad bit of grease.

MMM Bacon

Next form the crust.  To do this you need to make a weave.  Yep, just like the weave on the breakfast fatty.  Take 1 lb of bacon and turn it into a tight weave.   To make the weave lay out eight strips vertically on a piece of foil or plastic wrap.

Start with the Bacon

Then fold over every other vertical piece of bacon in the middle then place a strip horizontally across the vertical bacon. Then unfold the strips. Next fold back the alternate row of bacon that you previously left flat. Then place the next piece of bacon across the vertical strips directly adjacent to the first horizontal piece. Repeat two more times.  Once you finish the first half, repeat with the other half.

Bacon Weave

Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes and blind bake the crust until the bacon is almost crisp.

Almost Fully Cooked

You want to cook the bacon almost the whole way, since any part of the crust covered with sauce will not get that much crispier during the remaining cook.

Sauce It Up

Once the crust is blind baked, remove it from the oven and cover with sauce.

Cheese

Then top with 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup cheddar and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Top with the Canadian Bacon and Bacon Crumbles

Finally top with 1/4 cup bacon crumbles and 6 oz of Canadian Bacon.

Fully Cooked Bacon Crust Pizza

Place the pizza back into the oven and cook for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted and starting to brown.

Bacon Crust Pizza

Remove the pizza from the oven.  Pick up the edges of the parchment and slide the pizza onto a cutting board.

The crust, pure bacon

Slice and eat. Check out the pic above, the pizza from the crust side.  Oh, look at that bacon weave.

Bacon Crust Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Bacon Crust Pizza - Yeah, bacon as the crust. No dough involved. Pure Bacon.
Course: Pizza
Cuisine: Pure Rex
Servings: 4
Author: Rex
Ingredients
Bacon Crust Pizza
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbs Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cup Pizza Sauce Recipe Below
  • 1/4 bacon bits preferably homemade
  • 6 oz Canadian Bacon quartered
Pizza Sauce
  • 14-16 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional – 1 tsp red pepper flake
Instructions
Bacon Crust Pizza
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet pan. Make sure to use a pan with a little lip as the bacon renders a tad bit of grease.
  2. Next form the crust. To do this you need to make a weave. Yep, just like the weave on the breakfast fatty. Take 1 lb of bacon and turn it into a tight weave. To make the weave lay out eight strips vertically on a piece of foil or plastic wrap.
  3. Then fold over every other vertical piece of bacon in the middle then place a strip horizontally across the vertical bacon. Then unfold the strips. Next fold back the alternate row of bacon that you previously left flat. Then place the next piece of bacon across the vertical strips directly adjacent to the first horizontal piece. Repeat two more times. Once you finish the first half, repeat with the other half.
  4. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes and blind bake the crust until the bacon is almost crisp. You want to cook the bacon almost the whole way, since any part of the crust covered with sauce will not get that much crispier during the remaining cook.
  5. Once the crust is blind baked, remove it from the oven and cover with sauce.
  6. Then top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup cheddar and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
  7. Finally top with 1/4 cup bacon crumbles and 6 oz of Canadian Bacon.
  8. Place the pizza back into the oven and cook for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted and starting to brown.
  9. Remove the pizza from the oven. Pick up the edges of the parchment and slide the pizza onto a cutting board. Slice and eat.
Pizza Sauce
  1. Mix ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate any left over for up to 7 days.

 

I really wanted to hate this pizza (due to its health stats), but I loved it.  It was so f’n awesome!  The bacon was surprisingly not overpowering.

The perfect pizza

The sauce added a bit of bitter tang that offset the rich delicious bacon.  Heck, I actually forgot that there was not any dough in the pizza.  I was the best pizza that I have eaten in a long time.

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6 thoughts on “Bacon Crust Pizza

  1. I do love this bacon pizza and its really delicious. perfect to serve for our family visitors and yes I know this can be so good. I do like it.

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