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Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Sage

February 22, 2010

Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Sage

Another weekday, another pizza. This one was nice because it used some leftover caramelized onions and sage we had from the dinner party, and some bacon I had gotten yesterday for some tomato, basil, bacon, and basil sandwiches for lunch. Elysabeth is as sick as one can be, so I was happy to be able to throw this together quickly with store-bought dough and ingredients we already had on hand. It was quite tasty! The sweetness of the onion and the smoky saltiness of the bacon worked well off each other with the sage and two cheeses working to provide some extra notes of savory creaminess. As I do with any pizza that crosses my path, I dutifully covered my slices with garlic powder and crushed red pepper. It’s a good way to start a week.

Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Sage (Serves 2-3):

  • Pizza dough (store bought or homemade), stretched to fit your pizza pan
  • 4 tbsp. caramelized onions
  • 4 slices bacon, diced (use scissors, it’s easier!)
  • handful sage leaves, chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook bacon over low-medium heat in a frying pan until fat is rendered out and pieces are cooked but not totally crisp. Scoop bacon out of pan with slotted spoon and drain fat.
  3. Spread onion mix over dough, top with bacon and remaining ingredients.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
  5. Enjoy how easy that was!
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One Comment leave one →
  1. Mom permalink
    February 26, 2010 8:32 pm

    Now THIS looks and sounds delicious! I bet the flavors did play well off of one another!

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