There is something about the weekend and pizza. They just go together. This is the pizza I want every weekend. I’ve made this so many times and every time it is wonderful. How could it not be with caramelized onions, bacon, and cheese together. I crave it, and can only go so long before I have to make it again.
Fortunately, this pizza comes together very quickly. Especially if you use a store-bought pizza dough, which I do, because I have a fear of yeast. Not a fear of eating it. But a fear of making things that contain it. It might be because every single time I’ve ever made anything with yeast in it, it hasn’t turned out. One day I am going to conquer that fear. But in the meantime, I use Trader Joe’s pizza dough. It tastes like homemade.
Then, to make the pizza, all you have to do is caramelize the onions, fry up the bacon, and layer the ingredients on the pizza dough. Really, not a bad project for the weekend. Way better than painting or working in the yard. Or, if you work it out right, maybe you could get your significant other to work in the yard if you promise them pizza with bacon on it for dinner. Another good reason to make this next weekend!
Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Mozzarella Pizza
1 whole pizza crust
- olive oil, for drizzling
- 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1/8 c brown sugar
- kosher salt to taste
- parmesan cheese, grated
- 10 oz. mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
- 8 slices bacon, cooked
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet on medium low heat.
- Add onions and brown sugar and stir. Continue to heat and stir once in a while until browned, but not burned. Set aside.
- Cook bacon until done in skillet on medium low heat. Drain and set aside.
- Roll out pizza dough into desired shape and thickness and place on cookie sheet. I actually roll mine out on the cookie sheet without using cooking spray so it will stick to the pan. It makes it easier to roll out.
- Drizzle a thin coat of olive oil on the top of the dough and spread to 1 inch of the edges of the dough.
- Sprinkle a little salt on the olive oil.
- Next, sprinkle on a thin layer of grated parmesan cheese.
- Lay slices of mozzarella evenly over the parmesan.
- Arrange caramelized onions on top of the mozzarella.
- Randomly lay slices of prosciutto over the onions.
- Cut out a round of foil to lay over the top of the middle of the pizza so the bacon doesn’t burn. Place pizza in oven. Cook for 15 minutes.
- Remove foil and cook for 10 more minutes. Time is approximate depending on how thick you rolled out your dough. Keep checking it every so often to make sure it doesn’t burn. My dough was about an inch thick, and it took 25 minutes altogether.
- Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks.