my brain must have been set to ‘awesome’ when i came up with this recipe. it is so delicious! the play of sweet corn, salty bacon, and creamy cheese is almost too much to bear. add to that the doughy goodness of pizza crust and you have yourself an amazing meal. also, it’s incredibly simple!
corn is in season now so i bought several ears at the farmers market last week. i always have bacon on hand (i buy packs and divide them into two, then roll them in cellophane and freeze them so they are always available) as well as good goat cheese (a trend i’m sure you are beginning to notice). if i were writing this recipe pre-baby i would tell you that it’s incredibly easy to make your own pizza dough, and honestly, it is. however, i have different priorities now (and assume you do as well), so i keep frozen dough on hand at all times and suggest you do too. ok, on to the recipe…
bacon, corn, and goat cheese pizza
- one ball frozen pizza dough* (or homemade if you prefer)
- 2 ears sweet corn
- 1/2 pound of smoky bacon
- 2 ounces goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt and pepper
cut the bacon into lardons and place in a pan heated to medium high. cook the bacon until it is crispy and the fat has rendered out. transfer to a plate and reserve the rendered fat in the pan.
meanwhile, shuck the corn and, using a sharp knife, slice off all of the kernels. add these to the rendered bacon fat with 1 tablespoon of butter, salt, and pepper (be sure not to go overboard on the salt because of the bacon). cook the corn, stirring often, for about 2 minutes. you don’t want it to lose it’s crispness, but you want to make sure it’s not raw.
preheat the oven to 450. using your fingers (or a rolling pin if you’d prefer) work the dough into a pizza pan (i use this one), creating a crust around the edges. sprinkle the corn onto the dough evenly and then press it down into the dough with the back of a spoon/ula. evenly sprinkle on the bacon, and then the goat cheese. pop into the oven and back for 15 minutes. enjoy!
*if using frozen dough, check the package for thawing instructions. mine requires 4 hours of thawing at room temperature.
note: my teething son loves to chew on pizza crusts, so yours may too!