I love making homemade pizza, and I wanted to try a new variety of toppings. I found a recipe online for Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza. The concept sounded great, but I didn’t love some of the ingredient choices. So, with some tweaking, I came up with a recipe that is by far my new favorite pizza.
Pizza Crust Recipe
1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
1 cup hot water (approximately 110 degrees)
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3-4 cups flour
Dissolve yeast in hot water. Stir in the sugar, salt, and vegetable oil. Add flour until dough becomes thick and difficult to stir. Dump mixture onto floured counter and knead for 5-10 minutes, or until dough is smooth and easy to handle. Roll out according to the size of the pan you’re using (I typically use a round pizza pan) on a lightly oiled pan.
1/2 jar spaghetti or pizza sauce (I use Hunt’s spaghetti sauce)
1 lb. chopped, cooked chicken
4 slices bacon, fully cooked and crumbled (I use turkey bacon)
1-1/2 cups Colby Jack cheese
3 Tbsp. Ranch dressing
1 Tbsp. water
Spread spaghetti sauce onto crust.
Top with chicken, bacon, and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Combine ranch dressing and water. Drizzle over the pizza. Enjoy!