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Bacon, spinach and goat cheese pizza

Bacon, Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza

Welcome to one of the best pizzas you've ever eaten!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Rising Time: 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 slices



  • One 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon granulated white sugar


  • ¾ cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
  • One .25-ounce envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (maybe a little more)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • cooked and crumbled bacon
  • goat cheese crumbles
  • fresh spinach leaves



  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the tomato paste, water and olive oil. Add the rest of the ingredients. Heat over medium heat until it gets hot, then reduce to low and simmer on the stove for about 15 minutes. Turn off the stove and let the sauce sit and cool while you make the rest of the pizza.


  • Pour water into a small bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Let it stand for a couple of minutes to let the yeast dissolve. In a food processor, mix the remaining dough ingredients, along with yeast water. Turn on the processor and process until the dough comes together and forms a sticky ball. Dump the ball out onto a floured surface and knead it with your hands until it's smooth. If it's super sticky, add a little bit of flour to get it smooth. Put the kneaded dough ball into a large greased bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place until it doubles (at least an hour). Punch down the dough with your fist after it has risen. Roll out the dough into a pizza shape and place it on a pizza pan. I used a nonstick pizza pan, but you can also use a pizza stone with cornmeal sprinkled on top.


  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Bake the pizza crust for 15 minutes, then remove it from the oven and add your toppings. Spoon pizza sauce on top and then sprinkle it with bacon and goat cheese (or whatever you want). Then put it back into the oven for 10 or 15 more minutes until the crust is lightly browned (like the pictures above). Add the spinach on top after it comes out of the oven.
Keyword bacon, goat cheese, pizza, spinach