Three-Cheese Bacon Pizza

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 (makes 2 pies)
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Ingredients

1 pound prepared pizza dough, at room temperature

All-purpose flour, for dusting

4 slices bacon, chopped

1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, grated

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)

1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)

1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Put a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on the lowest oven rack and preheat to 475 degrees F for at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile, roll out the dough into a 9-inch round on a lightly floured surface. Lightly dust a pizza peel or another inverted baking sheet with flour; lay the round of dough on top and set aside. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring, until crisp, about 6 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Combine the tomato sauce, olive oil, garlic and oregano in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Slide the dough directly onto the hot stone or baking sheet and bake until lightly golden and puffy, about 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly, then carefully slice the crust in half horizontally with a serrated knife to make 2 thin crusts. Turn the crusts cut-side up. Spread with the sauce mixture, then top evenly with the mozzarella, cheddar and bacon. Slide the pizzas back onto the hot stone or baking sheet; bake until the cheese melts and the crust is golden, about 8 more minutes. Sprinkle with the parmesan.