This Candied Bacon Pizza is unlike anything you’ll find at Papa Johns or Dominos—and not because it’s gluten-free and dairy-free, but because its flavors go far beyond average Joe pizza.
Bring on the Flavor—Sweet, Salty, Spicy, Savory
Get ready to indulge! This Candied Bacon Pizza is unlike any you’ll find at Papa Johns or Dominos—and not because it’s gluten-free and dairy-free, but because its flavors go far beyond average Joe pizza.
In our house, pizzas topped with out-of-the-ordinary toppings generally fall into the girly or mom pizza category.
“Pizza for those with a heightened sense of taste and a gourmet palate,” is what I call them.
To me there is nothing quite as humdrum as a plain old pepperoni and cheese pizza. I want flavors, lots of them. I want to send my taste buds on a trip! Give me sweet, savory, salty, spicy and herbacious—please—all in one pizza.
Olive Oil Makes a Great Base
In place of a red sauce, this Candied Bacon Pizza calls for a generous brushing of olive oil. This rich but neutral backdrop really allows the flavors of the caramelized onion, candied bacon, rosemary, jalapenos and non-dairy cheese to shine.
The bit of prep work that goes into this Candied Bacon Pizza is so very worth it. That’s why this recipe makes more candied bacon and caramelized onions than you may choose to top your pizza with. Just freeze what you don’t use and you’ll have both at the ready for when you want to make another Candied Bacon Pizza.
Hold the Cow, Please
When I make this pizza for my family I use dollops of Kite Hill Soft Fresh Original almond cheese in place of “regular” cheese. Because Kite Hill plant-based cheeses are cultured, the flavor they yield is truly remarkable.
Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts That Deliver
As with toppings, pizza crust is a matter of personal taste. Over the years I have tried all the naked gluten-free pizza crusts out there and wanted to share with you four that really shine.
Outside the Breadbox | Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free
Outside The Breadbox® is a Colorado bakehouse that produces a stellar loaf of gluten-free vegan oat bread. It’s all we buy. Their pizza crust is pretty noteworthy, too. Outside the Breadbox pizza crusts come in a 2-pack and produce a thinner, crisper crust. This crust is gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free and made in a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free facility. We pick ours up at Natural Grocers.
Gluten Free Explorer | Gluten-Free & Dairy Free
Gluten Free Explorer Hand-Tossed 10-inch Pizza Crusts come in a 2-pack. This artisan crust is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. All Gluten Free Explorer products (they offer a deep-dish crust, too!) are available for order online. If you live in Colorado, Gluten Free Explorer crusts can be found at these Colorado grocery stores.
Venice Bakery | Gluten-Free & Vegan
Venice Bakery will ship their gluten-free vegan pizza crusts to your door. I don’t know how they do it, but Venice Bakery has the art of ready-made gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free and vegan pizza crusts down! I am enamored with the flavor and texture and bet you will be, too.
Against the Grain Gourmet | Gluten-Free
Against the Grain Gourmet Pizza Shells are unlike any other crust out there. If you are cool with dairy, this “no apologies” gluten-free pizza crust has three cheeses baked right into the dough. The crust is not-to-thin, not-to-thick and has the perfect amount of chew.