Bacon, Corn, and Caramelized Onion Pizza
- 1 ball fresh pizza dough, I highly recommend using the recipe I linked to in the beginning of the post, but any crust will do ;)
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- Coarse kosher salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 slices thick bacon, cooked crispy then roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup freshly shucked corn
- 8 ounces whole-milk mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated
- Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
- Stretch pizza dough out to desired shape and place on baking sheet/baking stone. Sprinkle with parmesan, red pepper, and salt; drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Set aside.
- Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 10 - 12 minutes, or until soft and sweet. Remove onions with a slotted spoon. Add bacon to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until brown and crispy. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined sheet and cool for a minute or so before roughly chopping. Add corn kernels to the same pan (which should be nice and full of yummy bacon grease) and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until just golden. Remove kernels from pan with a slotted spoon.
- Top prepared pizza crust with onions, bacon, and corn, then top with cheese.
- Bake for about 18 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and the cheese is golden and bubbling. Sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro if using, cut, and serve at once!
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