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Beyond greasy takeout: This white cheddar pizza includes bacon and walnuts. Photos courtesy WMMB.




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October 2008

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Pasta & Pizza

Gourmet Pizza Recipes

Page 7: Bake A Bacon Pizza Recipe


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Pancetta & Potato Pizza

This recipe calls for brick cheese, a Wisconsin specialty. The name of this pale yellow, semisoft cheese comes from the fact that bricks were once used to weight the curd and press out the whey; then the cheese was pressed into brick shaped molds. When young, the cheese is mild; as it ripens, it becomes strong. You can substitute Havarti, Jack or Muenster. Pancetta is unsmoked Italian bacon. Serves 4.


  • 1 prepared pizza crust (12-
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 5 stalks asparagus, thinly sliced
    (when out of season, substitute
  • 3 small red potatoes, thinly
  • 3 ounces baby pancetta,
    julienned, sautéed over low heat
    and drained on paper towels
  • 7 ounces surface-ripened brick
    cheese, cut into slices
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1
    teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to taste

Oliveto Pizza

Crowd-pleasing flavors include bacon (pancetta), potatoes, garlic, veggies and lots of cheese.


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F.
  2. Top pizza crust with the following ingredients in this order: garlic, asparagus, potatoes, baby pancetta, brick cheese, thyme, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper.
  3. Just before baking, drizzle toppings with a small amount of olive oil.
  4. Bake pizza on lower rack of oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.


White Cheddar Pizza With Bacon & Walnuts

Grilled cheese and bacon sandwich meets pizza, with impressive results. Serves 4.


  • 2 cups sliced, smoked bacon,
  • One 16-inch prepared pizza crust
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) white Cheddar
    cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped
  • 1 cup Italian parsley leaves,
    loosely packed
Cheddar Pizza


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Cook bacon until done, but not crisp. Drain on paper towel.
  3. Place prepared crust on baking sheet. Top with cheese, bacon and walnuts.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and cheese is bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley leaves.


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Recipes and photos courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Other material Lifestyle Direct, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Images are the copyright of their individual owners.