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Bacon-and-Escarole Pizza


Escarole is a sturdy, pleasantly bitter green. You can use spinach, if you prefer.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2012


  • All-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 cups torn escarole (from 1 head)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Grated Parmesan, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees, with rack in upper third. On a floured work surface, roll out dough to a 17-inch-long rectangle. Transfer to a broiler-proof rimmed baking sheet and top with mozzarella, onion, and bacon; season with salt and pepper. Bake until dough is cooked through and edges are golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Heat broiler. Top pizza with escarole, drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Broil until escarole is wilted and slightly charred in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

Cook's Notes

Savvy Solution
Sprinkling cornmeal on your baking sheet will help prevent sticking and add crunch to the crust.

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