Smoked Mozzarella and Bacon Pizza

Pizza is my favorite dish in the world, but I know the way we, Americans, serve pizza (chain-restaurant style) is full of too much bread and cheese. As a result, I often make fresh thin crust pizzas at home. This pizza has flavorful bacon with two types of cheeses. I know, you probably ask, how can bacon and cheese be low fat? It is all about portion control. Instead of quantity, go for quality of ingredients in smaller amounts to get the best of flavors.  Smoked bacon, smoked mozzarella, and aged Asiago, complimented with fresh garlic, oregano, and basil, make this pizza so rich in flavor but lower in calories. This is a major favorite of mine. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1/4 cup wheat flour
8 oz wheat pizza dough
1 Tbsp cornmeal
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 oz smoked mozzarella, freshly shredded
3 oz smoked uncured bacon, diced
2 oz Asiago cheese, freshly grated
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
1/4 tsp black pepper
6 large basil leaves

Preparation

Sprinkle flour onto a large cutting board. Roll dough sprinkled with flour into a 10 to 11-inch-diameter circle.

Preheat oven to 425°F. Sprinkle cornmeal over pizza pan. Transfer dough to pan.

Drizzle oil over dough. Take the back of a spoon and gently spread out oil evenly over dough.

Evenly sprinkle mozzarella over dough. Arrange the bacon in a single layer over cheese.

Evenly sprinkle Asiago cheese, garlic and oregano over bacon.

Season with pepper and arrange basil leaves on top.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted on top.

Cut into 8 wedges and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 8
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe (2.1 ounces).
Calories 189.19

% Daily Value
Calories From Fat  93.55  49%
Total Fat 10.49g  16%
Saturated Fat  4.21g  21%

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