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Honey Pancetta Pizza

“It was leftover pasta”, my coworker said about his lunch and immediately had my attention. “In a fig and honey reduction.”  I was instantly drooling.  I had to have something fig and honey related for dinner, and decided a pizza might work out deliciously.  (I may also have had pasta for dinner the previous two nights in a row…..)  A distinct lack of figs at my local grocery store forced me to adapt my plans and go with Italian smoked bacon as a replacement.  Not a horrible compromise.  I then added a bunch of other delicious toppings and drizzled with honey.  This hint of sweetness really put this pizza over the top.  A  most excellent addition 🙂

I started by frying up some red onion, red pepper and the bacon, and let it get nice and browned.

Sautéed red peppet, onion and pancetta

Then I created a solid pizza base out of a large pita, tomato sauce and grated old cheddar.  Simple and delicious.

Pita, tomato sauce and cheese base

Then I threw on the aforementioned pepper mixture…

Onion, pepper and pancetta topping

And added some ricotta.

Ricottoa topping

Then it went in the oven until appropriately toasty.

Honey Pancetta Pizza

Fresh basil and a drizzle of honey finished it off.   TO DIE FOR.

Honey Pancetta Pizza Close-up

Honey Pancetta Pizza Recipe

1 tbsp olive oil
1 Large pita
1/2 cup Tomato sauce
3/4 cup grated old cheddar
1/4 sliced red onion
1/2 sliced red pepper
1/4 cup pancetta
1/4 cup fresh ricotta
1 tbps fresh basil
1-2 tsp honey, to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat frying pan on high heat and add olive oil.  Once oil is heated, add onion, peppers and pancetta.  Cook for about 15 minutes, until softened and browned.
  3. Spread tomato sauce on one side of the pita and top with grated cheddar.  Top with pepper mixture and ricotta.
  4. Bake in oven until cheddar cheese is melted, then turn on the broiler for a few minutes to brown the crust.
  5. Top with basil and drizzle of honey.  Serve and enjoy!


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Thai Chicken Pizza

Imagine a sweet, spicy and savoury mixture of flavours on top of a semi-thin-but-still-fluffy pizza crust with melty cheese….mmmmmmmm 🙂 Well  imagine no longer, Thai Chicken Pizza is here!

The ingredients may seem a tad unusual at first; alfalfa sprouts, carrots, sweet thai chili sauce, peanuts etc, etc …..and no tomato sauce in sight.  But remember that the Potato, Bacon and Leek pizza doesn’t use tomato sauce either…and remember how amazing that pizza is??  AND it involves the proven deliciousness of Thai Peanut Sauce.  I rest my case.

Roll out your pizza dough (use dough from this recipe) and top with sweet Thai chili sauce.  Don’t skimp on this stuff! It provides the sauciness factor and just straight up tastes amazing.

Pizza Crust with Sweet Chili Sauce

Then top with fresh mozzarella and grilled chicken

Crust with fresh mozzarella and grilled chicken

Bake it in the oven @ 500 F for 12 to 15 minutes, or until sufficiently golden, bubbly and melty.

Thai Chicken Pizza & Toppings

Thai Chicken Pizza & Toppings

Top with alfalfa sprouts, red pepper, chilantro, chopped peanuts and peanut sauce. Don’t be afraid to add some arugula too, if you want to up the leafy green factor.  I also would have used carrots, but I didn’t have any.  D’oh!

Thai Chicken Pizza

Then you get to eat this amazing pizza!  Enjoy!

Thai Chicken Pizza Close-Up

Thai Chicken Pizza Recipe

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil, for drizzling
4 tbsp Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
12 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
2 cups thinly sliced red pepper
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
1 ½ cups cilantro
Thai Peanut Sauce, to taste
1 Pizza crust

  1. Preheat oven to 500 F and arrange the oven rack at the lowest position.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and grill them on both sides until done.  Remove from the grill and slice thin.  (Or sauté in a skillet if you prefer)
  3. To assemble the pizza, roll out the dough and place onto a baking pan drizzled with olive oil.  Spread the sweet chili sauce all over the dough.
  4. Lay on the mozzarella slices, then the chicken slices.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  6. Throw on as many sprouts as you’d like.
  7. Next, add the peppers, carrots and cilantro leaves.
  8. Drizzle the peanut sauce all over the top of the pizza.
  9. End with a sprinkling of chopped peanuts.

From:  The Pioneer Woman (Shocker!)

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