Can I get a thumbs up?
We made it! We haven’t cooked meat in over two weeks, and I think it’s been well over a month since we have eaten any bacon. Who are we?
I have to admit, it wasn’t that hard giving up meat. Our grocery bills were a lot cheaper and our food did not lack flavor at all. We also felt really good! Although, there were times Taylor and I both agreed bacon would have been a great addition to many of our veggie dishes. But overall, the two weeks without meat was a huge success!
Henry was proud!
As a couple who loves celebrations of any kind, we obviously had to celebrate the end of being vegetarians with a bang.
And guess what, bacon really does make everything taste better.
Especially this mushroom and leek pizza with fried bacon.
Heaven in your mouth.
Taylor and I probably looked like wild dogs digging into this pie. It was SO good! Honestly one of the best pizzas we have ever made. Bacon was of course the highlight.
Mushroom and leek pizza with fried bacon:
homemade or store bought pizza dough
2 large leeks, diced, white and light green parts only
2-3 cups mushrooms, we used baby bella, diced
4 strips bacon, fried and torn into bite size pieces
handful of mozzarella
a couple of handfuls of parmesan cheese
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil (if there is not enough bacon fat reserved!)
Here is what ya do:
Preaheat your oven to 400
Fry up your bacon. Remove bacon from pan and set aside to cool. Reserve bacon fat and saute up your leeks. After about 5 minutes of cooking add your mushrooms. Cook for about 7 more minutes, or at least until mushrooms and leeks become soft. (if the mixture is dry add olive oil) Remove from heat. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper over mixture.
Prepare your dough. Spread out on a prepared baking sheet or pizza stone. Spread leek and mushroom mixture over dough. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese. Add fried bacon. Sprinkle a generous amount of parmesan cheese over the entire pizza. Bake in the oven for 10-20 minutes. Just until cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.
Enjoy with a fresh arugula salad.