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Bacon & Fennel Pizza

Nov 06, 2020

Crispy bacon, fresh fennel, and spicy garlic make the ultimate pizza combo. Today we’re going with the store-bought dough but cooking it twice––once on the stove and once in the oven for an extra crunchy crust.


1 10” pizza

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 30 min

  • 5 oz. thick cut bacon, cut into 1” pieces
  • 12 oz. store bought pizza dough, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup marinara sauce
  • ¾ low moisture mozzarella, grated
  • ½ bulb fennel, thinly sliced, fronds set aside for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced



Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Step 2

Drop the bacon into the Essential Pan and cook until browned, 5-7 minutes. Transfer bacon onto a towel-lined plate and clean your pan.

Step 3

With lightly floured or oiled hands, stretch the dough into a 10” circle. Drizzle a little olive oil into the Essential Pan, and then transfer the dough into the pan.

Step 4

Drizzle a little more oil on the surface of the dough. Layer marinara sauce, mozzarella, fennel, garlic and bacon on top of the dough.

Step 5

Heat the pizza on the stove over medium heat until the crust's bottom becomes slightly golden, 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has fully melted, 10-15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then top with reserved fennel fronds and serve.


Still hungry? Our extra-crispy Deep Dish Spicy Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pizza makes for the perfect combo. Grab your leftover dough, and check out the recipe here.

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