Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Spinach Pizza Recipe

Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Spinach Pizza Recipe

How To Make Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Spinach Pizza

Try a new delicious pizza flavor with this spinach pizza cooked with layers of white sauce, caramelized onions, bacon, and cheese baked until melty.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 1lbpizza dough,homemade or store bought
  • 7ozbacon,(7 slices), cooked and chopped
  • 3tbspolive oil,divided
  • 8ozbaby spinach
  • 1large red onion,sliced ¼-inch thick slices
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tspgranulated sugar
  • 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 1clovelarge garlic,minced
  • 2tbspflour
  • ¾cupmilk
  • 6ozlow-moisture mozzarella cheese,shredded
  • 2ozParmesan cheese,finely shredded


  1. Place a pizza stone in oven and preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach and saute just until wilted.

  3. Transfer to several layers of paper towels and squeeze some of the excess liquid from spinach. Set aside.

  4. Add another 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet and set over medium heat. Add onions, season lightly with salt and saute for 10 minutes.

  5. Add sugar and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes longer until they begin to caramelize, adding a few tablespoon of water as needed to prevent them from drying and burning.

  6. Stir in balsamic vinegar and cook for 1 minute longer. Set aside.

  7. Shape pizza dough into a 12-inch round over a lightly floured surface, leaving a larger rim around edge of dough for crust. Brush the top with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and let rest for 10 minutes.

  8. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. While whisking, slowly pour milk into flour mixture.

  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste and bring mixture just to a boil stirring constantly then remove from heat.

  10. Spread white sauce evenly over pizza, leaving crust uncoated. Top with half of the mozzarella and half of the parmesan, then add spinach, bacon and onions.

  11. Top with remaining half of the mozzarella and parmesan. Using a pizza peel, transfer pizza to preheated pizza stone and bake in preheated oven 8 to 12 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is golden.


  • Calories: 742.34kcal
  • Fat: 44.41g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.98g
  • Fiber: 4.30g
  • Sugar: 6.24g
  • Protein: 27.72g
  • Cholesterol: 80.06mg
  • Sodium: 1271.14mg
  • Calcium: 504.49mg
  • Potassium: 584.28mg
  • Iron: 4.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 363.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.28mg
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