Background and History
Grilled Bacon Pizza combines the smoky goodness of bacon with the charred perfection of grilled pizza, creating a flavorful twist on the beloved classic. Originating from the innovation of outdoor cooking, this dish adds a deliciously grilled dimension to the traditional pizza experience.
Store-bought or homemade.
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 to 1.5 cups.
6-8 strips, cooked and crumbled.
1/2, thinly sliced.
Fresh Basil or Arugula
Salt and Black Pepper
Approximately 30 minutes
Prepare the Grill
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
Roll out the Pizza Dough
Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
Grill the Pizza Dough
Brush one side of the pizza dough with olive oil.
Place the dough on the preheated grill, oiled side down.
Grill for 2-3 minutes until the bottom is lightly charred.
Flip the dough and quickly spread pizza sauce on the grilled side.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella, crumbled bacon, and sliced red onions.
Close the grill lid and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Finish and Garnish
Remove the pizza from the grill.
Garnish with fresh basil or arugula.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)
Calories: ~300 per serving
Experiment with different toppings like mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, or caramelized onions.
Precook the bacon for a crispier texture.
Use a pizza stone or pizza peel for easy grilling.
Check ingredients for potential allergens, especially in pre-packaged pizza dough.
Be aware of gluten content in pizza dough for those with gluten sensitivity.
Adjust toppings based on individual preferences and dietary restrictions.