Comfort Food: Carbonara Pizza
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 4 servings
Bacon, eggs and cheese usually found on pasta are baked on pizza dough for the ultimate carbonara pizza.
  • Click the link above for the homemade dough recipe.
  • Cornmeal, for sprinkling
  • 1 lb. pizza dough, at room temperature
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ lb. bacon chopped, divided
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • Black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sprinkle a little cornmeal on a pizza pan or baking sheet. Place the pizza dough on the pan and either roll is out to stretch and make it round (if using homemade) or stretch it to make a rectangle if using store-bought dough. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and par bake the dough until puffed and golden, about 8 minutes.
  2. In a small skillet, heat some more extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat and add all the chopped bacon. Cook and stir often until crisp, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate and cool. In a medium sized bowl, stir to combine the ricotta, parmesan, egg yolk, garlic, pepper, and half of the bacon.
  3. Spread the ricotta mixture over the partially baked pizza dough, leaving ½ inch border all around. Top with the shredded provolone and remaining amount of bacon. Bake until the crust and topping are golden and cooked through, about 12 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and cut into slices.
Slightly adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine
Recipe by Honest Cooking at