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Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza

Why order out when you can have this mouthwatering pizza ready before the delivery guy shows up? And the kids can help you make it!—Vivian Taylor, Middleburg, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 slices

Ingredients

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and oil; mix until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef, garlic and pepper until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • On a floured surface, roll dough into a 15-in. circle. Transfer to a greased 14-in. pizza pan. Build up edges slightly. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 450° for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle crust with Parmesan cheese. Top with pesto, meat mixture, onion, bacon bits, and mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 653 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 1711mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 41g protein.

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