Recipe: Leek, Mushroom and Bacon Pizza
As I mentioned previously, I am a big fan of pizzas. As mentioned in my party post last week, I made a leek, mushroom and bacon pizza recently for our housewarming party. A couple of you asked for me to post the recipe, so here it is!
1 ball pizza dough (I got mine from Whole Foods)
Cornmeal (If you have a pizza stone)
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Package Bacon
2 Large Leeks
2 Large Leeks
Salt and Pepper
Allow dough to sit out a few hours so it can defrost a bit.
Cook bacon to desired crispness then chop.
Rinse and chop mushrooms. Put aside.
Trim and clean leeks. For those of you whom this is the first time cooking with leeks, you trim off the rootlets and the dark green parts. There should only be a hint of green when you are done. After you have trimmed the leeks, slice them lengthwise, then slice them in 1/4 inch thick.
Saute the mushrooms and leeks separately in butter, salt and pepper for about 10-15 minutes. Put aside.
Cover a large cutting board/surface with flour. Use your hands and rolling pin to flatten out the dough.
Spread cornmeal out on pizza stone. Transfer flattened pizza dough to stone.
Brush dough lightly with truffle oil. Then layer on leeks, mushrooms and bacon. Cover with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Place in the oven on the bottom rack for 15 minutes at 300 degrees or until cheese starts to brown lightly. Take pizza out and sprinkle blue cheese on top. Place back in oven with the broiler on for 2 minutes.
Take pizza out and let cool for 4-5 mins. Once cool, slice and enjoy!
Let me know what you all think!