Pepperoni and Bacon Pizza


Bacon & Pepperoni Pizza

This was an unusual meal. The meal preparation was going great up until we went to put the pizza into the oven. I have been reading all different suggestions for making better pizza. We make pizza at least once a week and I am always disappointed in the crust. So, what do I do? I research it.

I find a post recommending putting my pizza stone in the oven first at 450-500 degrees to heat and then sliding the pizza in on top of the stone to cook. Okay. Sounds about right. If you think about the pizza ovens at pizzerias they are hot and they slide the pizzas in and out on pizza peels. So, I decide to try this.

My pizzas looked great! I didn’t have a pizza peel so I used the back of a baking sheet. I used tons of pepperoni and bacon just like the kids like. We have a double oven stove. So I could cook 2 pizzas at once. We opened the oven door to put the first pizza in and it wouldn’t slide off the pan. Tried to move it with a spatula. No. Shoved it a bit harder. Right onto the racks of the oven. Cheese was running in the bottom of the oven and because it is a double oven right into the door of the oven below – at 500 degrees! Yes. It was a mess.

Pepperoni & Bacon Pizza (dropped)

What am I going to do? You pick it up put it on a greased rimmed baking sheet and eat it. Yes, we salvaged what we could and baked it. My son actually liked it. I think it was because everything kind of mixed together with the crust  – the sauce, cheese and meat. So no pizza stone pizza but we ate dinner.

I will be trying this again. Next time I will purchase a pizza peel first and not try to improvise. Though I really thought it was a great idea.  So, no I do not have some magical kitchen where dinner just appears. I am a real mom and do things real moms do like pick the pizza up out of the oven and wave away the smoke as it bakes. How do you know dinner is ready? The smoke alarm is going off! Yup, this is our house.

Verdict:

My families favorite pizza is Pepperoni and Bacon. We served this a few weeks ago at a party and so many people had never tried it before! Bacon makes everything better!

Pepperoni and Bacon Pizza

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. premade dough or 1 large premade pizza crust
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce (I doctor spaghetti sauce with basil, garlic, onion, and dried oregano to taste)
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded
  • 5 oz. pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. bacon, cooked to crispy and crumbled

Directions:

  1. Place crust in a rimmed, greased baking sheet (unless you really want to try the “pizzeria method”). Spread to edges.
  2. Add sauce on pizza. Then add pepperoni to completely cover the pizza. Sprinkle with bacon and then cheese.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes until bottom of crust is golden brown and cheese on top is starting to brown.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

29 Comments Add yours

  1. One of my favorite pizza toppings-YUM!!!

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  2. Pamela says:

    Fun story. Pizza looks good

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. The second one was good. First one, not so much.

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  3. Andy Smart says:

    Looks strange but I bet it tasted damned good !

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      The dropped one was weird looking but it tasted okay. Just some of the toppings were mixed inside

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  4. weebluemixer says:

    OH no!! Well at least your honest about your kitchen disasters, cooking and baking isn’t perfect. But as long as it tasted good and your son enjoyed it!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      True. I am very honest. None of us are perfect and sometimes in reading food blogs we forget that.

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      1. weebluemixer says:

        So true. If we want to inspire one another and learn from one another then highlighting when things have gone wrong or problems we incur will help us all in the longer term.

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  5. jleigh1902 says:

    I am always in the mood for pizza! And pepperoni and bacon are my favorite toppings!

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  6. nancyruth says:

    What fun! I hope you and your son were enjoying the moment! Bacon and pepperoni sounds like an interesting combination. When i slide bread onto the baking stone I have sprinkled the peel with cornmeal. I am not sure if that would work with pizza dough. Anyway, bacon makes everything better!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Exactly! It was fun after I got over the mess.

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  7. spearfruit says:

    Yummy, my favorite pizza! 🙂

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  8. Oh my goodness! Sounds like something that would happen in my kitchen! Thanks for sharing…I am not alone! 🙂

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    1. Even with the disaster!

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      1. koolaidmoms says:

        Thank you!

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  9. Wow yum yum yum Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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      1. this looks so tasty yumm

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  10. Life sure just happens like that some days! But at least it was edible, right? Your good pizza looks very delicious! I do love pizza. 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      The first one was great. The second one was dubbed Monster Pizza.

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  11. Lyn says:

    This made me laugh! Last night I made flank steak and the smoke alarm kept going off. I just kept fanning it with a pot holder til it stopped then yelled, “dinner’s ready!!”

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I so understand!

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  12. Lovely story 🙂 Things can’t always run smoothly, but I had to chuckle as I could easily see that happening with me, in my kitchen. And, you are right..Bacon makes everything better 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      As the cheese oozed from one oven down into 5he one below I was ready to just pack it in and order out but the rest of the family said no, keep going.

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      1. Haha good for them 🙂

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  13. babskitchen says:

    That pizza look amazing

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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