Massachusetts is finally seeing some seasonally cooler temperatures, but it’s still not quite fall here yet. Although I am – as always – excited for autumn, I’m squeezing every last drop out of fresh summer produce.
I loaded up our weekly Friday night homemade pizza with sweet & juicy grape tomatoes, luscious avocado, and just enough crispy bacon to make it decadent.
It’ll be just a matter of weeks (or days?!) until I start craving butternut squash, apples, and pumpkin everything… but for the moment I’m loving the last of summer’s bounty.
|Pizza with Bacon, Avocado, and Tomato
|1 14-inch pizza
- 1 pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 6 slices of crispy bacon, crumbled
- 1 ripe avocado, sliced
- 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
- Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
- Olive oil for brushing
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the pizza dough packaging or according to your homemade dough recipe.
- Prepare the Pizza Dough
If using store-bought pizza dough, follow the package instructions for preparing and rolling out the dough. If making your own dough, follow your preferred recipe and roll it out into a round shape on a floured surface.
- Spread Pizza Sauce
Place the rolled-out dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
- Add the Cheese
Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce, covering the entire surface of the pizza.
- Arrange the Toppings
Place the slices of crispy bacon, avocado, and tomato evenly on top of the cheese.
- Season and Brush with Olive Oil
Season the toppings with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Lightly brush the pizza crust with olive oil for a golden, crispy crust.
- Bake the Pizza
Carefully transfer the pizza to the preheated oven and bake according to the dough instructions or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Garnish and Serve
Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool slightly. Garnish with fresh basil leaves for a burst of freshness and extra flavor. Slice the pizza and serve hot.
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories: 450 kcal
- Total Fat: 25g
- Saturated Fat:8g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 20g
These values are based on the inclusion of pizza dough, bacon, avocado, tomato, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, and pizza sauce. For accurate nutrition information, it’s best to calculate based on the exact brands and quantities of ingredients you use.