Bacon Alfredo Pizza – homemade pizza recipe with easy alfredo sauce, crispy bacon, spinach, and mozzarella!
We’re not going to talk about this crust.
Okay, fine, we’ll talk about it.
So I didn’t use my regular crust recipe because it calls for, like, 5 cups of flour and this was Spring Break and I’m not about to take all my kids to the grocery store for flour. So I used a recipe that sounded delicious – I mean, honey wheat pizza crust? That only needs 2 3/4 cups of flour?
It did taste good but it looked like that. And I brushed it with olive oil and I left it in the oven past the point I like my cheese melted but it still looks all pale and sad. And it cracked weird which probably means I had too much flour or I should’ve added that extra tablespoon of olive oil to the dough or something that won’t hurt my feelings if you tell me.
For reference, I usually use the King Arthur Flour pizza dough recipe. And sometimes I pre-bake it and sometimes I don’t because I’m still not sure how to get a crispy, browned crust if I don’t pre-bake it. But if I pre-bake it, it gets a weird bubble no matter what I do to prevent that.
Okay. I’m tired of talking about crust.
But please tell me exactly what to do to get a perfect crust every time.
So yeah, it was Spring Break.
We go to the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco every Spring Break since we moved here (3rd year!) because the weather is always perfect zoo weather this time of year.
It’s too cold to walk around the zoo in February, too hot in April.
We also always go to Torchy’s after the zoo because we don’t have one down this way and I love any excuse for Torchy’s. Tried the new catfish one, mostly because its called Alabama Shake, and it was delicious. Because all Torchy’s tacos are delicious.
Other Spring Break activities included Black Panther, cupcake shops, rock painting, library visits, and finding our first Bluebonnets on a bike ride.
Randoms from the week:
Favorite thing I made all week were Brioche Cinnamon Rolls from the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook. I didn’t have cream cheese (again, not taking 3 kids to the store) so I used ricotta for the frosting and they were amazing.
I read Turtles All The Way Down in, like, 24 hours. I kept seeing it pop up with amazing reviews from all my Goodreads friends (follow me!) but it’s so not my style. You guys, it was so good. Really quick, fluffy read but so good.
Currently reading We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. I’m about 3/4 done and will say that it’s one of my favorite books I’ve read in years.
I’ve developed this bad habit of waiting until my kids are in bed and then ordering hush puppies and avocado toast from Megg’s. I can’t even explain the magnificence that are these hush puppies. And they come with a pepper jelly and I really only order the avocado toast so that I don’t look like a crazy person ordering just hush puppies every night of my life.
Okay, back to the pizza.
Use a tried and true pizza crust recipe. Or use a Pillsbury crust. Use whatever you like.
It’s a quick and easy (4 ingredients!) alfredo sauce recipe topped with bacon, baby spinach, and a bunch of shredded mozzarella.
My kids love a white pizza and they love bacon, spinach, and cheese so this one was a hit with everyone. Even if the crust was pale and cracked and hideous.
I’m gonna figure out pizza crust eventually. Maybe. Hopefully.
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1/2 cup heavy whipped cream
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan
- 1 pizza dough risen and ready to bake
- 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- green onions thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 450F. Place pizza stone in oven to preheat, if using.
To make the alfredo, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in cream and let cook for about 5 minutes, continuing to whisk. Remove from heat; whisk in garlic and Parmesan until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
Stretch dough on a cornmeal dusted surface to desired size. Spread alfredo sauce on top, leaving about an inch around the edges. Sprinkle with bacon and spinach and top with mozzarella.
Bake 12 - 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and starting to brown. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.