Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bacon-Basil Pesto Pizza

Bacon is one of my favorite ingredients, and I use it all the time. Last night we grilled our first pizza. Andy was a little skeptical, but we decided it would be best if we put our pizza stone on the grill and let it preheat with the grill. Then once it was hot, we placed the pizza on the stone. It worked pretty well (we did end up folding the pizza like a calzone to transport it from the kitchen and then unfolded on top of the stone and placed the cheese evenly on the top. The crust browned and crisped up perfectly! We'll definitely try this again. In fact, I liked it better than cooking it in the oven. The best part is that you don't have to heat up the kitchen!

Bacon-Pesto Pizza
1 pizza dough round (I bought this one at the Publix bakery.)
Basil pesto
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Provolone cheese slices

1. Roll out pizza dough on a piece of wax paper (helps with transport); spread pesto evenly over top of crust. Sprinkle with bacon, and top with provolone cheese slices.
2. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes or until crust is crispy and cheese is melted.

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