Grilled Bacon Pizza

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.

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

Store-bought or homemade.

Pizza Sauce

1 cup.

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1 to 1.5 cups.

Bacon Strips

6-8 strips, cooked and crumbled.

Red Onion

1/2, thinly sliced.

Fresh Basil or Arugula

For garnish.

Olive Oil

For brushing.

Salt and Black Pepper

To taste.

Serves

4

Time

Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

10-15 minutes

Total Time

Approximately 30 minutes

Instructions

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.

Add Toppings

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.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~300 per serving

Protein: ~12g

Fat: ~15g

Carbohydrates: ~30g

Notes

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.

Allergy Warning

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.

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