Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BBQ Bacon Pizza & Other Need-to-Know Bacon Tips

BBQ Bacon Pizza #BaconLove #sponsored
This post was created in partnership with Bi-Lo. All opinions are my own.

BBQ. Bacon. Pizza. Pretty much a triple threat. Am I right?

I spent about a year working in a restaurant that had killer pizzas, and in our downtime we all but perfected the art of pizza-making. Lord knows the many, many combinations we tried. The one result that's stuck with me through the years though has been our BBQ Bacon Pizza. Simply satisfying for the Southern soul. Ya know?!

After serving up a batch of my Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sliders earlier in the week, I save the leftover pulled BBQ chicken for a Friday night pizza treat. Win, win for the entire family, especially considering the men in my home could live solely on pizza. 

Let's get onto the details of today's recipe!

Really, it's hard to mess this up folks, and it's all dependent on the #BaconLove!

Shop Bi-Lo for the best deals in bacon this month during their Everybody Loves Bacon Event. I usually shop their Carolina Pride brand, but opted for the Oscar Meyer this week as it was just over five bucks after tax. Cue happy grocery budget :)

Now, something you need to know once you get your bacon home. Bake it, don't fry it.

This was a game-changer in our kitchen. I truly loathed the act of frying bacon and am thankful for an easy way to get bacon back into our kitchen. Just follow these simple steps!

How to Bake Bacon in Pizza #BaconLove

Take a cookie sheet, line it with aluminum foil or parchment paper and place the bacon out in strips. Put the sheet into a cold oven, then set the oven to 375 for 25-30 minutes. Remove the bacon from oven and set out on cookie sheets to drip the oil. 

I gave this baking bacon method a try last year and am now hooked! No messy clean up and the bacon is perfection each and every time. Just ensure you don't pull them before their turning a golden brown. If you prefer a crunchy bacon, the more golden the better.

Happy bacon baking, friends & find more bacon tips and recipes on their Destination Bacon Pinterest board or by following @BILOSuperSaver and #BaconLove on Twitter!

BBQ Bacon Pizza #BaconLove #sponsored

BBQ Bacon Pizza


1 prepared pizza crust
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups pulled BBQ chicken (we use this Crockpot BBQ Chicken Recipe)
1 cup chopped bacon 
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
optional: chopped red onion


Preheat oven to 450.

Coat crust lightly with olive oil. Place in oven for 3-4 minutes just to get it toasting. Remove from oven.
Layer with shredded BBQ chicken. Then mozzarella cheese. Next up, bacon, and last but not least the shredded cheddar cheese. For you onion lovers, dice up a red onion and sprinkle over top.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

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  1. I am making this tomorrow, but with leftover BBQ pork. Too much pig on a pizza!? This looks DIVINE!

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