February 27, 2011

Stuffed-Crust Bacon & Spinach Alfredo Pizza

Stuffed-Crust Bacon & Spinach Alfredo Pizza
If you love pizza, then you will absolutely love this stuffed-crust cheesy wonder! This is also a fantastic comfort food!

  • 1 lb store-bought pizza dough (from your grocer's bakery section, not the dairy section)
  • Alfredo sauce (enough to cover the pizza)
  • 1 lb Fontina cheese
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)
  • 1/3 lb center-cut bacon strips
  • 2/3 cup French's French Fried Onions
  • 1 egg
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  1. Let the dough rest at room temperature about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  3. Meanwhile, spray a pizza stone (or large baking pan) with the non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy; place on a paper towel to drain. Crumble the bacon with your hands. (If you want, also sauté the mushrooms in some oil in a separate skillet).
  5. Next, punch the dough to get rid off bubbles and roll it out (using a rolling pin), to the shape of the pizza stone.
  6. Spread alfredo sauce on top of the dough. Grate the cheese and sprinkle on top of the sauce, putting more cheese on the edges. Carefully fold the edges of the pizza to create a stuffed cheese crust (press with your fingers to help seal the ends; the stuffed-crust should be 1-2 inches wide).
  7. Wash and drain the spinach (make sure to get out as much moisture out of the spinach as possible; otherwise, you will get a soggy pizza). Place atop the cheese. (At this point, you can also spread the mushrooms on top of the spinach).
  8. Finally, sprinkle the crispy bacon and the French's French Fried Onions.
  9. Lightly beat the egg and brush onto the crust of the pizza.
  10. Bake the pizza 20-25 minutes, checking after 20 minutes (the bottom should be golden-brown, the cheese melted, and the spinach wilted). ENJOY!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I replaced the bacon with 2 cups of shredded chicken, and made this into a "calzone" shape.