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Spinach, Caramelized Onion, and Bacon Pizza

AuthorMaria
Spinach, Caramelized Onion, and Bacon Pizza
Yields1 Serving
 1 pizza crust
 6 bacon slices, chopped
 10 oz fresh spinach
 2 cups onion, sliced
 1 pinch salt
 2 tsp honey
 1 tbsp butter
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 3 tbsp wheat flour
 ½ tsp black pepper
 1 cup whole milk
 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1

To prepare toppings, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Add spinach leaves to bacon fat in pan and sauté 2 minutes or until wilted. Remove spinach from pan and try to remove any excess liquid by pressing in a strainer or squeezing in a towel, if necessary. Add onions, a pinch of salt, and honey to the pan and cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and caramelized, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and cool.

2

To make sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add flour and pepper and cook, stirring with a whisk, for about 30 seconds. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly with the whisk. Cook for 5 minutes more or until thick and bubbly, still stirring constantly with the whisk.

3

Place pizza stone in oven (I highly recommend a pizza stone!) and preheat to 425°F about a half hour before you are ready to bake the pizza.

4

If using pizza dough instead of a prepared crust, roll dough out on a floured surface to desired shape. Crimp edges of dough with fingers to make a crust, if desired. (Optional: I like to prebake my crust for 3 minutes before adding the toppings.)

5

Spread milk mixture evenly over dough and top with cooked spinach and caramelized onion. Sprinkle evenly with bacon and cheese. Bake an additional 7 minutes (or 10 minutes total), until golden brown.

Notes:
6

If you are not using a pizza stone, you will want to heat the oven to 475°F, spread the dough onto an oiled baking sheet, and bake for much longer, probably around 20 minutes. But seriously, the pizza stone is well worth the investment!

Ingredients

 1 pizza crust
 6 bacon slices, chopped
 10 oz fresh spinach
 2 cups onion, sliced
 1 pinch salt
 2 tsp honey
 1 tbsp butter
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 3 tbsp wheat flour
 ½ tsp black pepper
 1 cup whole milk
 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1

To prepare toppings, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Add spinach leaves to bacon fat in pan and sauté 2 minutes or until wilted. Remove spinach from pan and try to remove any excess liquid by pressing in a strainer or squeezing in a towel, if necessary. Add onions, a pinch of salt, and honey to the pan and cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and caramelized, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and cool.

2

To make sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add flour and pepper and cook, stirring with a whisk, for about 30 seconds. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly with the whisk. Cook for 5 minutes more or until thick and bubbly, still stirring constantly with the whisk.

3

Place pizza stone in oven (I highly recommend a pizza stone!) and preheat to 425°F about a half hour before you are ready to bake the pizza.

4

If using pizza dough instead of a prepared crust, roll dough out on a floured surface to desired shape. Crimp edges of dough with fingers to make a crust, if desired. (Optional: I like to prebake my crust for 3 minutes before adding the toppings.)

5

Spread milk mixture evenly over dough and top with cooked spinach and caramelized onion. Sprinkle evenly with bacon and cheese. Bake an additional 7 minutes (or 10 minutes total), until golden brown.

Notes:
6

If you are not using a pizza stone, you will want to heat the oven to 475°F, spread the dough onto an oiled baking sheet, and bake for much longer, probably around 20 minutes. But seriously, the pizza stone is well worth the investment!

Spinach, Caramelized Onion, and Bacon Pizza

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