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Bacon Flag Pizza

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Bacon Flag Pizza
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 1
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Bacon Flag Pizza

I know. I know. . . . . I know.


cup shredded mozzarella cheese
cup jarred alfredo sauce
(11 oz) tube Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust
pinch coarse salt
small purple potatoes, sliced thinly with a mandolin
teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
slices bacon


  • 1 Arrange the bacon slices on a cooling rack. Place it on a rimmed baking sheet and place in a cold oven. Preheat to 400°F. Set your timer for 20 minutes. Once 20 have passed, remove the bacon from the oven. Leave the oven on.
  • 2 In the meantime, heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the sliced potatoes and sauté until they brown and become slightly crispy, 7 minutes. Add a pinch of salt.
  • 3 Drain the bacon fat from the baking sheet and flip it over. Lightly grease the underside. Roll the dough onto the sheet. Prebake for 6 minutes.
  • 4 Spoon the alfredo sauce over the crust. Arrange the potatoes in the upper left hand corner of the pizza. You may overlap them, or lay them side by side. Arrange the bacon to the right and under the potatoes, creating stripes.
  • 5 Sprinkle the cheese between the bacon stripes. If you want, you can create little cheese stars on the potatoes.
  • 6 Bake pizza an additional 6 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, browned and bubbly.
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Bacon Flag Pizza

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

Will you please forgive me?

Is it taking a moment for your eyes to adjust to what's on the screen? Yes, yes. That would be a BACON FLAG PIZZA.

Please don't give me a noogie.

I couldn't help it! It's so festive and it's pizza and there's bacon on it and the potatoes made me giggle and it's pretty hilarious, right?

You want to give me a noogie.

Let's do this. FOR AMERICA.

You'll start by baking some bacon. And this is a pretty cool trick I learned from the interflex. You arrange the bacon on a cooling rack. Place it on a baking sheet. You can totally put foil on the baking sheet, but I was out. Place the bacon in a COLD oven. Then preheat it to 400 and set your timer for 20 minutes. After 20, pull that bacon out and boom, it's done.


Bacon Flag Pizza - bacon in the oven

Here it is prebaked.


Bacon Flag Pizza - mandolin slices of potatoes

While it's baking, use a mandolin and slice up some purple potatoes super thin. Be careful though! Mandolins are filled with the devil's nectar and WILL STRIKE YOU.


Bacon Flag Pizza - fry potatoes

So check out the potatoes in the pan. They've turned blue. . .ish! Crispy little blue discs of freedom.


Bacon Flag Pizza - cooked bacon on a wire rack

Ahhhh, baked bacon. Bakon? Just kidding.


Bacon Flag Pizza - assemble onto crust to make a flag

This is where it gets ridiculous. First you'll toss the foil with the bacon grease on it, and flip the sheet pan over. (use mitts) Lightly grease the underside and roll out Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough on it. Pre-bake it for 6 minutes.

Then you make your flag! Spoon some Alfredo sauce over the Pillsbury pizza crust, then arrange the potatoes in the upper left hand corner of the flag. I mean pizza. I mean pizza flag.

Then arrange the bacon to the right and below the potatoes, creating stripes!


Bacon Flag Pizza - add cheese

Something I thought about AFTER the fact (of course) is that instead of layering the potatoes on top of each other, just lay them side by side, so that you see little peeks  of the white underneath, creating the "star" effect. I was silly and just made little cheese blog star thingies. But it worked for my life.


Bacon Flag Pizza baked

I'm so embarrassed.


Bacon Flag Pizza - final


Go, America!



WHAT SO PROUUUUUDLY WE HAILED - okay fine. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.


Why stop with a pizza? Go for an entire flag theme!

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