Hope’s Specialty Pizza

January 3, 2021 || By: Hope F

Ever since visiting my Uncle Jerry and making pizza a few years ago, I have been OBSESSED! I am a self proclaimed pizza connoisseur now – I have to admit that I got into a pizza phase, having probably 4 pizzas a week or so. This picture may not be the most amazing, but the flavor is FOR SURE. With it’s bacon (I’m kind of a bacon freak), jalapeños (another ingredient that Uncle Jerry turned me on to), shallots, spinach, red onions, and multiple seasonings, this pizza is perfect for any time of the year. A warning though – beware of becoming addicted to this staple food…especially if you put some cowboy candy (an earlier post of mine) on your slice!

Recipe: Prep Time – 10/15 minutes, Cook Time – 9/14 minutes (depending on the pizza dough you get, you should follow the cooking instructions on the packaging)

Ingredients:

  • Pizza Dough (I sometimes make a fresh pizza dough, but other times I just buy a nice pizza dough)
  • Pizza Sauce – 6 ish spoonfuls (I used 2 and 1/2 on half of my pizza)
  • A drizzle of Olive Oil
  • 2 cups of Mozzarella Cheese
  • A pinch of Yellow/White Cheese
  • A sprinkle of Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons of Oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons of Basil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Red Onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped Shallots
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 7 pieces of well-done Bacon

How to make:

  1. Heat up your oven to 425° and get a cookie tray or pizza pan out and sprinkle some flour on it. Now, roll out your dough to your desired width (here I did half of a pizza, but the ingredients and instructions are for a full pizza).
  1. Put your sauce and olive oil on, and spread them around evenly.
  2. Next put all of your spices on.
  1. After the spices, put a nice layer of spinach on. Really spread it around and get it all over, because it shrinks down, barely has any flavor, and is super healthy for you.
  2. Now, put on the two cheeses.
  1. Once the cheeses are on, sprinkle on the jalapeños, red onion, shallots, and bacon. You can just sprinkle them, or you can place them precisely (I did this because I like a little bit of everything in each bite).
  1. Now your pizza is ready to go into the oven and become a tasty deliciousness. I cooked mine for around 8-14 minutes, but it really depends on your oven temperature and on the altitude.

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