Bacon Goat Cheese and Leek Pizza

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Pizza week continues and this time we’re back with a Bacon Goat Cheese and Leek Pizza for the record books!

Bacon Goat Cheese and Leek Pizza from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

My obsession with leeks continue and this Goat Cheese Leek Pizza is a medley of flavors that will rock your pizza loving world. Inspired by the one and only Mozza – it’s INSANE and if you’ve never been – you gotta go!

We all know I’ve put leeks on many things before. It’s made an appearance on pizza, it’s been a constant on the Poppy vegetable rotation, and it’s been in this life altering soup! Today it’s married with bacon, goat cheese, mozzarella, lemon and a bit of red pepper flakes for a combo that is truly out of this world.

We talked a bit about tips and tricks for making the best pizza yesterday, so be sure to reference back on this post if you missed it. And if you want to see the way we form pizza dough to make it perfect every time – check out this video.

Bacon Goat Cheese and Leek Pizza from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Bacon and Goat Cheese Pizza from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Bacon Goat Cheese and Leek Pizza

The Bacon Goat Cheese and Leek Pizza combo is truly one for the record books! The salty bacon with the tangy goat cheese and the savory leek confit is a match made in heaven on top of pizza dough!
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

For the Pizza

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1 small log goat cheese
  • 1 large ball fresh mozzarella torn into pieces
  • 4-6 slices bacon cooked
  • 1 lemon
  • red pepper flakes
  • sliced scallions, red pepper flakes, and fresh basil leaves to garnish

For the Leek Confit

  • 3-4 leeks trimmed, cleaned, and thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large, deep saucepan set over medium heat until the oil shimmers. Add the leeks, season with the salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the edges are beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes; be careful not to allow them to burn.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks are completely softened and somewhat translucent, 28 to 30 minutes. Uncover and reduce the heat to the lowest setting on your stove. Add the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until any liquid released by the leeks while cooking has been almost fully absorbed, another 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a container and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees
  • Divide the pizza dough into 2 even pieces. Stretch each piece of dough in a circular motion, then lay them both out on a flat surface and flatten out using a rolling pin. If you have a pizza peel, sprinkle some flour on it and place the stretched out dough on the peel.
  • Once your 2 pizza doughs are flat and ready to be heated, use a spoon to spread about 1⁄4 cup of leek confit all around the dough leaving a little bit for the crust.
  • Top each pizza with half of the goat cheese, bacon, fresh mozzarella and season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Transfer the pizzas into the oven and bake for 12-13 minutes until the crust is perfect.
  • Remove pizza from the oven. Adjust seasoning as needed, add scallions, squeeze lemon juice on top and serve.

2 Comments

  1. Hello!! Beautiful recipe. How long can you “set aside” the leek confit? Overnight in the fridge? Thank you.

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