Thursday, April 28, 2011

Alsatian Bacon and Onion Pizza

Anyone else have a husband who loves bacon?  So much so that you got him "Bacon of the Month Club" for his wedding gift, a Bacon cookbook for Valentine's Day, Bacon vodka for our anniversary, made Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes for his birthday, and bought a You Had Me At Bacon" T-shirt for Christmas?  Well, if you're like me, and your husband considers bacon a food group all on its own, then this pizza is surely the way to your bacon man's heart. 

Traditionally, this Alsatian dish is composed of a thin bread dough rolled out in a rectangle and is covered with fromage blanc, thinly sliced raw onions, and bacon lardons.  It is traditionally baked at a very high heat so the edges of the crust are almost charred.  This recipe is a delicious interpretation, and no surprise - my husband absolutely LOVED it (and so did I).  

It's creamy, it's oniony, it's bacony, and according to my husband, "It's the best pizza I ever made."  Works for me!

Alsatian Bacon and Onion Pizza


  • 1 can refrigerated pizza crust (I used Pillsbury Thin Pizza Crust) OR 1/2 pound pizza dough

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 pound thickly sliced smoky bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the ricotta, flour, and sour cream.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until the bacon is crisp.  Leaving the rendered fat in the pat, transfer the bacon bits to a paper towel to drain.  Add the onions to the fat in the pan and cook until softened and slightly caramelized.  Remove the pan from the heat and let cool.

  4. Spread the pizza dough onto a baking sheet that has been lightly greased with 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Spread the ricotta sour cream mixture on top of the dough to within 1/4 inch of the edge.  Sprinkle with the bacon and onions. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown (ovens and crust thicknesses vary, so keep an eye on it).  Cut into squares and serve.

*Slightly adapted from Food and Wine.


  1. WOW this looks delicious! I'm loving all your recipes and glad to be a new follower of your blog :)

  2. This looks like a great variation of bacon pizza. I've made different types from bacon and egg pizza for breakfast to bacon and cheese pizza for dinner. I'm anxious to try this recipe and see how it turns out. Some like to substitute turkey bacon for the lower calories, but it just isn't the same. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Hey, I hopped over to this website from mixx. This isn't not something I would typically read, but I loved your spin on it. Thank you for making a blog post worth reading!


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