Pizza with Red Onion, Bacon, Peppers, and Arugula

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It’s no secret that I love pizza.   It’s one of those foods that I could easily eat several times a week and not get tired of it.  For the most part I tend to stick with plain cheese pizza or chicken pizza.  My husband usually has pepperoni or sausage pizza.   We will often either order a pizza for take out or pop one in the oven straight out of the freezer.

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However, there are some times when I want a more gourmet pizza.  There’s no way I’m going out and paying twenty dollars for a gourmet pizza that I can make at home for five bucks.   In the past I have made my own crust and then topped it with a bunch of delicious toppings.  I also get pre-made crust and top it with all sorts of toppings.

Today I simply went into the refrigerator and looked to see what we had.  I found some bacon, a red onion, and peppers and thought that sounded like a tasty combination.  I fried up the bacon and chopped it into pieces.  I then put the peppers in the bacon grease for just a few minutes and took them out.

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I spread the pizza crust in the pan and sprinkled on a few seasonings.  Baked that for a few minutes then took it out and topped it.   I put the red onion on it raw because it packs a lot of flavor and I knew it would cook a bit in the oven.  When it came out I thought it needed a bit of color and flavor and topped it off with arugula.

Enjoy a delicious gourmet pizza at home with Peppers, Bacon, Red Onions, and Arugula

The pizza was awesome!  I love the combination of bacon, vegetables, and peppery arugula.   My husband and J liked it as well so I’m going to call this one a win.   It’s hard to dislike anything with bacon on it and the addition of vegetables just makes it a little bit healthier!

Looking for a gourmet pizza at home? Check out this Pizza topped with Bacon, Red Onions, Peppers, and Arugula

Pizza with Red Onion, Bacon, Peppers, and Arugula

Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Cook up a gourmet pizza at home with red onions, bacon, peppers, and arugula.


  • 1 refrigerated pizza dough
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 c. marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 c. arugula


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spread the dough into a pizza pan and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet cook the bacon over medium heat until brown, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate. Crumble.
  4. Add the garlic and bell pepper to the bacon drippings in the skillet and saute for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Remove from heat.
  5. Bake the pizza crust for 5 minutes in the oven.
  6. Remove and spread the marinara sauce over top of the crust. Sprinkle with the cheese.
  7. Place the crumbled bacon, peppers, and raw red onions on top of the cheese.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is crispy.
  9. Remove from oven and top with the arugula.


A Hezzi-D Original recipe

Pizza with Red Onions, bacon, peppers and arugula


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