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Bacon Weave Pizza

Calling all bacon and pizza lovers! This recipe is un-be-WEAVE-able (sorry...I had to do it). It combines two things that I LOVE- pizza and bacon! When I saw people making bacon weave pizzas, I had to try one for myself.


Pizza is my favorite food. If I could, I'd eat it everyday. When I transitioned to a carb-conscious lifestyle, I became obsessed with cauliflower pizza (recipe coming soon). Even though I love cauliflower pizza, I needed something different. This pizza alternative satisfies my cravings and is simple to make.


This is a go-to recipe for me because it's quick and easy. You can make it on a weeknight or for special events (i.e.., Super Bowl parties). Whether you're cooking for one or your family, this recipe is worth trying!



Ingredients

  • 12 thick-cut bacon slices

  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

  • 9 pepperoni slices

  • 1/2 red onion, sliced

  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Line your baking sheet pan with parchment paper.

  3. To form a bacon weave, first, lay 7 bacon strips vertically across the baking sheet. Fold every other strip down and place a strip across the base to create the top row. Unfold those flipped strips back over the perpendicular strip of bacon. Now, starting from the bottom, fold up every other piece of bacon. Put the second row of bacon into place and unfold the flipped strips. Continue folding up from the bottom with alternating columns of bacon.

  4. Place an inverted, cooling rack on top of the bacon slices. This helps the bacon stay flat. Bake for 20- 25 minutes, or until bacon starts to crisp.

  5. Remove baking sheet from oven and pour out as much fat as you can. Remove the rack, then spread with pizza sauce.

  6. Top with mozzarella, pepperoni slices, green peppers, onions, olives, Parmesan (and other toppings).Return sheet to oven and continue baking until cheese is melted, approximately 10 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

* As a courtesy, nutrition facts are sourced from the USDA Food Database. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, as these do not affect blood sugar in most people. I try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

Calories- 695

Fat- 136g

Protein- 91g

Total Carbs- 34g

Net Carbs- 27g

Fiber- 7g

Sugar- 13g

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