Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mushroom, Spinach & Blue Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Bacon

This isn't really a recipe. It's just a combination that worked pretty nicely so I'm going to share.

Mushroom, Spinach & Blue Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Bacon


Pizza Crust Dough

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Mozzarella Cheese

Fresh Spinach Leaves

Onion (thinly sliced)

Blue Cheese

Button Mushrooms

Bacon (chopped up into bits)

Brown Sugar

Red Chili Powder

Black Pepper

Step 1: The only preparation is the part where you fry the bacon in its own oil and you season it with copious amounts of freshly ground black pepper and a liberal dose of red chili pepper. When it starts looking pretty nice and crisp, sprinkle this with brown sugar and toss it until it's glistening in the caramelized brown sugar.

Step 2: Brush the pizza dough with extra virgin olive oil and make a layer of mozzarella cheese on it.

Step 3: Put two layers of baby spinach leaves on it and then sprinkle this with the caramelized bacon bits.

Step 4: Put the sliced mushrooms, thinly sliced onions and slices of blue cheese on top and bake.

This obviously is not a good idea for anyone on a low sodium diet for obvious reasons, but those of us who aren't fussed about sodium also need to pay attention to the amount of bacon and blue cheese we use because it can get pretty salty - so use both ingredients sparingly. It's integral that you spice-up and caramelize the bacon because the spicy sweetness is what makes this combination work.


Dorte said...

I does sound like a nice combination ... You know, as it was slightly cooler this morning and I had a big jar of homemade pesto I decided to make your shrimp/pesto pizza for lunch ... It's almost ready for the oven now :-)

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Goodness yes - it has cooled down a bit. I am baking bread today again and am going to try putting a layer of sesame seeds on it! :)

Dorte said...

Sounds nice with the sesame ... and the pizza was just so nice :-)

Natashya said...

Yum, sounds awesome!

Justin said...

how did I miss this post before? i need to eat this pizza right now

♥peachkins♥ said...

This post starts some serious cravings. I want pizza myself afetr reading this post.

Lori said...

This too- I have blue cheese in my fridge waiting to be a part of something. Oh man, maybe those bean burgers (kind of failed ones) are not looking so good.

Marta said...

This looks delicious, I'm a big fan of mushrooms and blue cheese!

Palidor said...

You have a great blog here! I like your idea of carmelizing the bacon with brown sugar. I'll have to try that on my next pizza!