Friday, December 30, 2011

Chicken, Bacon, and Spinach Pizza with White Sauce

I love traditions.  I love them.  I love going over to Grandma's house for a Christmas Eve dinner or homemade pizza.  Such great memories :)

This year we were away from all of our family (we live 2,000 miles away from them) because of how schedules panned out.  I missed having all the parties, people, and traditional food that makes it feel like the holidays.  So this year, homemade pizza was on the menu.

The hubby and I made up our own version of a white(ish) pizza.  The results were awesome!  Enjoy.

Chicken, Bacon, and Spinach Pizza with White Sauce

1 recipe pizza dough (see below)
About 2 cups rotisserie chicken (skin removed)
handful of baby spinach leaves
4 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled
2 cups mozzarella/provolone mix, shredded
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4-1/2 c. prepared Alfredo sauce
1 Tbsp. minced garlic

Pizza Dough

1 c warm water, divided
1 tsp sugar
1/4 oz package active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp.)
3 Tbsp oil (olive oil or vegetable)
2 ½-3 c flour
1 tsp salt

Put warm water in bowl. Stir in sugar and yeast and let proof for 1o minutes. Stir in rest
of ingredients. Mix until a ball, knead 10 minutes. Put additional oil in bowl and let rise in oil bowl for 1 ½ hours.

When dough is ready, press out onto pizza pan.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Spread Alfredo sauce over dough and spread garlic over sauce.  

Layer chicken, spinach, bacon, mozzarella, then Parmesan cheese.  (You can brush crust with butter and dust with garlic is really good :)  Bake for 15-18 minutes until cheese gets bubbly.

Recipe Source:  Our own creation :) 

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