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Potato, Gouda and Candied Bacon Pizza

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 -6 servings


  • 6 slices bacon , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • black pepper
  • 1 pizza crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • 8 oz (.5 lb) wheel smoked Gouda, shredded
  • 2-3 small red potatoes , sliced thin (mandoline set to 2)
  • Salt
  • 1 yellow bell pepper , diced


  • First, make the candied bacon. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the bacon pieces, brown sugar and a generous amount of black pepper in a medium bowl until bacon is coated. Transfer to a baking pan and spread out to one layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until the bacon is crispy and golden. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the candied bacon to a sheet of parchment paper and allow to cool.
  • Preheat the oven and pizza stone to 500 degrees F for at least 30 minutes.
  • Roll pizza dough to 12-inch round, on top of cornmeal dusted parchment paper, or pizza peel. Spread a generous layer of pesto on the surface, then top with half of the cheese. Layer the potato slices, then sprinkle lightly with salt. Evenly toss on the candied bacon and yellow pepper. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Source: Adapted from Sweet Tea & Taters


Serving: 1g