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Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza

 Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza
Why order out when you can have this mouthwatering pizza ready before the delivery guy shows up? And the kids can help you make it!—Vivian Taylor, Middleburg, Florida
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) sharp shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add
  • water and oil; mix until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to
  • form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef, garlic

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Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and pepper until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • On a floured surface, roll dough into a 15-in. circle. Transfer to a
  • greased 14-in. pizza pan. Build up edges slightly. Prick dough
  • thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 450° for 5-8 minutes or until
  • lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle crust with Parmesan cheese. Top with pesto, meat mixture,
  • onion, bacon bits, and mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Bake for
  • 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 slices.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 653 calories, 28 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 1,711 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 41 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.