Grilled Bacon-Jalepeno Pizza

We are keeping our grill working overtime this summer.  I turned on the oven for the first time in weeks to make a batch of S'mores Banana Bread only because we had so many bananas in the freezer, they were threatening an uprising!

I've grilled pizza before.  It was actually super easy, and while cooking dough on the grill directly is intimidating (as opposed to on foil or something else) it turned out really well and was delicious!  In fact, I've done this a few times and come up with some tips and tricks to help you get more comfortable with the tongs and technique!

This is a recipe that is a work-in-progress for my family's taste buds.  I am working to tweak the spicy for the young mouths I am trying to feed (but Liv loves Thai chile wings and Spicy Sweet Doritoes, so I'm not working with plain-Jane-white-rice taste buds here.)

I'm going for the salty-spicy-love you have with many pizzas.  You can tweak the ingredients to your taste buds (i.e. adding Siracha, red pepper flake, substituting bacon for some other meat - but why would you do that?!)

Bacon-Jalepeno Pizza
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 1 jalepeno, sliced and seeded to your spice preferences
  • favorite pizza dough (I use Rhodes frozen dough, thawed)
  • 1/3 c pizza sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (or whatever cheese mix you love/have on hand)
  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet and add bacon.  Toss and cook until browned and crisp.  Remove with slotted spoon and drain on a towel-lined plate.  
  2. In same pan with bacon grease, add you jalepenos and cook at minute or two to cut some of the bite and heat.  ** This step can be skipped for those heat seekers out there **  Removed from pan and drain on towel-lined plate.
  3. Preheat grill to a high heat.  Brush remaining olive oil onto one side of dough.  Flip this oiled side onto your hot grill.  Cook about 5 minutes, watching carefully.  It's ready to flip when the dough lifts easily with tongues and is marked.
  4. Spread sauce, bacon, jalepeno and cheese evenly onto dough and cover grill.  Cook about 3-5 minutes until the cheese has melted.  Carefully remove with spatula to cookie sheet or cutting board.  Allow to cook a few minutes before cutting.

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Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Oh this pizza looks heavenly Liz!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Mmmm... bacon and jalapeno pizza... looks good! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

Take care,


Julie Rogers said...

Oh my husband would LOVE this:):) Bacon and jalapeños! We would love for you to share at our fun Super Summer Saturday link up here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/07/super-summer-saturday_27.html Thanks! Julie

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

OMG! I'm coming over!! Pinned :)

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