Pizza and bacon are American favorites, so in honor of today being National Pizza Day, we are sharing the combination of them with this delectable pizza recipe.
Yeild: 4 servings
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons granulated maple sugar
- 20-ounce ball prepared pizza dough, room temperature (or use your own dough recipe)
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 8-ounce ball fresh mozzarella, sliced
Heat the oven to 500 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, mix together the butter and maple sugar until well blended. Set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, carefully roll out the pizza dough to about a 14-inch circle. You may need to use your hands to stretch the dough if rolling alone doesn’t work. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle the grated mozzarella cheese evenly over the dough. Top the mozzarella with the cooked bacon, distributing it evenly over the pizza. Arrange the slices of fresh mozzarella over the bacon. Using 2 spoons, scoop and dollop the maple sugar butter evenly over the pizza. The dollops do not need to be spread; they will melt in the oven.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is puffed and browned and the cheese at the center of the pizza is lightly browned. Let the pizza rest for 5 minutes before slicing.