Canadian Bacon Pizza

One of those things I could eat on a regular basis is pizza. That, and tacos. Pizza is one of those masterpieces, and to me a good pizza is a simple pizza. Now if this is your first visit, you will probably know that I do make things that are often times a bit different, and there are an array of my pizza creations on this site, but at the end of the day, I love a great pizza dough recipe and have it topped with a simple sauce, if any, great cheese, and a bit of meat.

So as I often have a day out of the week where we make our own pizzas at home, I decided to go ahead and try to offer my family something they would not order or think of on a regular basis when it comes to pizza, and that is offering them a simple Canadian bacon pizza.

Canadian Bacon Pizza Recipe

Canadian bacon might be one of my favorite things besides regular bacon. I was a kid who grew up loving the egg McMuffin (I admit it). If you never had Canadian bacon, you must. It’s basically smoked pork loin, which means less fat. Think of it as great ham, and if you find some really great Canadian bacon, such as Nueske’s bacon, you might not go back to bacon. My kids have had not much experience with Canadian bacon so this was a good attempt at showcasing a great product.

This pizza awesome, so lets get started.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough, rolled out to your desired thickness
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 5 slices of Canadian bacon, sliced
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cracked black pepper
  • 3 cups of mozzarella cheese, shredded

Ingredients for Making a Canadian Bacon Pizza

Start by preheating your oven to 475 degrees. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven and get it really, really hot.

In the meantime, prepare your ingredients, adding your garlic to the oil.

Once the oven is nice and hot, place the pizza dough onto the stone. If you have a pizza wheel, sprinkle a bit of light cornmeal on it, place the dough on it, then slide it onto the stone. I find this the easiest.

Cook the pizza dough for about 5 minutes. I do this with my standard oven as I like a crisper crust, plus it’s not the best oven.

After about 5 minutes, slide out the stone with the dough a bit, and prick it with a fork to remove any air pockets.

Brush the garlic oil all over the top of the dough, completely covering it. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the mozzarella cheese all over the top of the dough. Shower cheese with the strips of Canadian bacon and place back in the oven and cook until the cheese is nice and bubbly and golden. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing into.

When I presented the pizza on the table during a busy afternoon, my kids ignored the pizza. They didn’t question it but they were not aggressive about going after a slice. My wife and I? Well, first bite to last bite, it was nothing but amazing. Sure when you think of a pizza with Canadian bacon on it, you think of the ‘Hawaiian Pizza’, the one with pineapple on it, but I’m telling you when you have a simple Canadian bacon and cheese pizza, it might just convert you from your standard cheese or cheese and pepperoni pizza. Hope you enjoy!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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