BBQ Bacon Pizza

Looking for an easy pizza recipe that's big on flavor? This pizza starts with a delicious, quick and easy pizza crust and has sweet caramelized onions, tangy barbecue sauce and then the smoky, salty topping of crumbled bacon.

BBQ Bacon Pizza


(1) 12-inch pizza



Prep Time

15 minutes


8 minutes

Rise Time

10 minutes

Total Time

1 hour

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  • 2 to 2-¼ cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast (2-¼ teaspoons)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup caramelized onions (from about 2 medium yellow onions; see note)
  • 5 slices thick cut bacon (cooked, drained and cut into ¼ inch pieces)


  1. In a large bowl mix together 2 cups of bread flour, sugar, salt, and Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the warm water. Using your hands, mix everything together until it forms a dough. The dough will be sticky, but it will come together once you knead it!
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead the dough for 5 minutes or until the texture of the dough starts to smooth out. If the dough feels too sticky, add remaining ¼ cup flour in a tablespoon at a time until the dough is dry enough to work with. Form the dough into a ball and place into a greased bowl. Cover loosely with a dish cloth and put in a warm place to rise for just ten minutes.
  4. After ten minutes, turn the dough out onto a clean work surface. Placing it on a piece of parchment paper makes cleanup and transport easy. Stretch out dough into a 12-inch round and place on pizza stone or baking sheet. Top with tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, cheese, caramelized onions and bacon. Baked at 500° F for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing and eating!

  5. NOTE: To make the caramelized onions, thinly slice 2 yellow onions (about ⅛ inch thick). Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place onions in the pan and sautée, stirring frequently, for about 15-20 minutes depending on the onions. If onions begin to get dry, add a little water to the pan to deglaze. Onions are finished when they’re uniformly soft and have a rich golden brown color. Season to taste with salt.

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