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Change up your Friday night pizza with this Blue Cheese and Bacon Pizza. Pizza crust is topped with an easy béchamel sauce, bacon and blue cheese for a gourmet pizza at home.

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Originally published April 29, 2010 – since I just posted my favorite pizza dough recipe, I had to bring this pizza recipe up to the front. As a blue cheese and bacon lover, this is definitely one of my favorite pizzas!! If you read the post below, you’ll see that I had been searching for the perfect pizza crust recipe. Well, earlier this week I shared my recipe – I’m glad my search is over! I have also deleted that original pizza dough recipe since I didn’t really like it anyway. 😉 This is the perfect pizza for adults or the more adventurous children. It’s a combination that can’t be beat!

Change up your Friday night pizza with this Blue Cheese and Bacon Pizza.  Pizza crust is topped with an easy béchamel sauce, bacon and blue cheese for a gourmet pizza at home.

There are a few foods where I am always searching for the recipe. The one recipe that will make me stop searching for something better and always rely on that recipe. The best whole wheat bread, the best chocolate chip cookie, the best from scratch white cake – and pizza crust. With most recipes, I have ones that I like, maybe even love. But pizza crust – it’s giving me a hard time!

I had some leftover blue cheese that needed to be used, and I kept thinking of the bacon/blue cheese combination. Then I thought to myself – I bet it would be good on pizza! I’m glad I decided to try it out, because it really is a winning combination for pizza (if you like blue cheese, that is!) I didn’t want to use a regular pizza sauce, so I made a basic bechamel, topped with bacon and blue cheese. Super simple and super delicious, but once again, the crust let me down. It was ok and edible, but just not exactly what I was looking for. I guess that just means more pizza in my future!

Do you have a favorite pizza crust recipe? **see note above!
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Change up your Friday night pizza with this Blue Cheese and Bacon Pizza. Pizza crust is topped with an easy béchamel sauce, bacon and blue cheese for a gourmet pizza at home.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • salt, pepper and freshly ground nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • ½ lb bacon, cooked and chopped
  • ⅔ cup blue cheese
  1. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 475-500ºF. Let the stone heat for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the béchamel. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and whisk, making sure there are no clumps. Allow the mixture to cook for at least 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and season to taste with salt, pepper and a bit of freshly grated nutmeg. Continue to cook until slightly thickened.
  3. Roll the pizza dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Spread the béchamel evenly over the pizza. Top with the bacon and the blue cheese. Transfer to the oven and bake until the crust is cooked, 8-10 minutes.

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22 Responses to Blue Cheese and Bacon Pizza

  1. Bumpkin on a Swing says:

    This will be in my oven in less than 2 hours after I return to my Kitchen next. Way to go, sounds delicious, The Captain will send you roses for this one. He lives for Bleu Cheese, the stinkier the better. I have seen some ugly blue cheese in my crisper drawer!

  2. Maria says:

    Great pizza! I love mixing up toppings and flavors. Here is my favorite whole wheat crust recipe:


    It is easy and doesn't have to rise for very long!

  3. Barbara says:

    I really do love white pizzas! And what a super combo.. of course bacon on anything helps a lot. 😉 But I am a blue cheese lover so this is perfect.

  4. Stephanie says:

    That pizza looks sooo good.I am going to have to try it soon.I love reading your recipes.So many great Ideas.I usuaily end up coming here when I don't know what to make for dinner. About you pizza crust, I am never happy with mine either.I like my crust crispy and mine just goes limp.

  5. Holly says:

    Pizza crust is a hard one! I finally found one that i LOVE and its pretty similar to this one:) I love the idea of this pizza!

  6. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    What a great combination!!WOW looks incredible!!

  7. Emily says:

    This looks amazing!! I too have been on the quest for a great pizza crust. The closest I have come, I got from Ourbestbites.com. The key I have found is once you get the dough on the stone, drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle a little garlic salt over it and bake it for a few minutes, then take it out and put your toppings on and continue baking. It gives the crust a little extra crunch and a little more flavor.

  8. Patsyk says:

    If you ever find that perfect recipe for crust, please do share! I've got the same problem!

    Love the combo of blue cheese & bacon… I'd fight you for the last piece, I'm sure!

  9. Stew and Lindsey Campbell says:

    This is our favorite crust recipe!


  10. dawn says:

    this is my fav w/ a little fig jam. i've made this so much and i still love it. so good.

  11. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A scrumptious pizza! Great choice of toppings! This weekend, we'll be having pizza (yippee!)…



  12. Joanne says:

    My favorite crust is the Giada crust from the food network website. My link is: http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.blogspot.com/2009/10/adventures-with-yeast-pizza-with.html.

    I love the sound of the bacon and blue cheese! I bet it would be great with some sweet potato on it as well.

  13. kat says:

    Our favorite pizza crust recipe comes from Wisebread, it works great on the grill too. http://agoodappetite.blogspot.com/2008/01/homemade-pizza.html

  14. Kim says:

    I love the blue cheese and bacon combo too!
    I found a pretty good thin crust pizza recipe over on recipezaar.
    You may have tried it before. It is really easy to work with and pretty tasty too. I just bought Perfect Pizza Flour Blend and Pizza Dough Flavor from King Arthur. I'm going to try it out soon. Others have sworn by using both of those products.

  15. teresa says:

    oh my gosh, this might be my favorite pizza, and i haven't even tried it yet. bacon and blue cheese?! YUMMY!

  16. Liz says:

    Love this pizza. Thank you.

  17. Gahhhh bacon on pizza sounds amazing!! I have never tried that, and can’t wait to make this!

  18. Oh my goodness. Kids don’t like blue cheese but who says all the pizza has to be something they will eat. I have all the ingredients so this will be made!

  19. MAUDE says:

    thx for this recipe. luv blue cheese/bacon. also I lost a recipe for a blue cheese sauce for gnocchi [which I buy premade to have on hand for emergencies, no other food, or unexpected guests] and i’ll try your sauce for the gnocchi. think it will be great. also I kept a list of everyone’s suggestions for crust and will look them all up. i’ll also look at your other recipes because this one is great. thx again. maude

  20. Catherine says:

    Dear Deborah, this pizza looks marvelous. It doesn’t get any better than blue cheese and bacon! A perfect way to kick off the weekend. xo, Catherine

  21. What a wonderful pizza! Love blue cheese and bacon together. 🙂

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